Saturday, March 19, 2016

County GOP snubs Gaspar in Supervisor race

Times of San Diego:
The Republican Party of San Diego announced Wednesday that it voted Monday night to endorse [Escondido Mayor Sam] Abed over fellow Republican and Encinitas Mayor Kristin Gaspar, who is also running for the supervisor seat currently held by Dave Roberts, who is seeking re-election.

Abed, who has been a polarizing figure during his two terms as mayor in Escondido, secured the coveted party endorsement by receiving more than two thirds of the committee’s votes, the threshold required for a candidate to receive the endorsement over a fellow party member.

“Endorsing one Republican over another requires a 2/3 vote threshold — and rarely happens,” GOP Chairman Tony Krvaric said. “Clearly Sam Abed’s long-time and steadfast commitment to Republican principles and values earned him the support of committee members and we are proud to endorse him.”
We initially thought that Gaspar could edge Abed in the primary to make it into the runoff, but that was dependent on Gaspar getting the support of the party machine.

Gaspar could still run for Encinitas mayor again, whether she changes races before the June primary or comes in third in the Supervisor primary.

Prediction: Abed will lose to Roberts in November. The county supervisors have taxpayer-funded discretionary slush funds that they use to buy political support from community groups, which makes it almost impossible for a supervisor to lose re-election.

79 comments:

  1. I think its great. We will have a wonderful race for Mayor!

    My vote is for Catherine but I'm not too bummed about Gaspar. The worst part about her is she supports the developer's mission to pave over all of Encinitas with high density for their profit and turn Encinitas into a town like Hungtington Beach. Hell NO!!!!

    A vote for Catherine is a vote for Quality of Life in Encinitas - Not more developer profits.

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  2. 2016 is the year the Republican Party has lost its mind.

    Sam Abed is a hard right, small tent ideologue. Kristen lost because she thinks for herself rather than simply consulting the party cheat sheet. One has to wonder how many of the voting party elite were fat old white males with anachronistic views on gender (2/3?)



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    1. Hate speech-
      As an old fat white republican male I am offended by your comments and demand that you retract them immediately. If you think you can offend an entire group of people without serious consequences you are wrong. We will no longer allow ourselves to be spoken at in a disparagingly manner. We are rising up and demanding the same respect to US that we give you.
      Your old fat white republican phobia is EVIL.
      I call on WC Varones to censure your bias, hate filled comments.

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    2. I like Gaspar and I am an old white fart.

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    3. I too am old, fat and white, but I have a tough skin, so proceed. This old, white fart is happy Gaspar won't be winning the race for supervisor...

      And FYI, the Supes regularly run un-opposed, or when they are, still win by 30,000 - 40,000 votes, which points more to voter apathy than it does to slush funds. That said, I'm for dumping the slush funds...

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  3. 8:36 AM Gaspar thinks for herself? What alternate universe do you come from? The GOP committee recognizes Gaspar as the political neophyte that she is; she is a propped shill for the special interests and has done nothing to distinguish herself. Her handlers must be debating on whether to even go forward at this point, as she is a dead horse for the supervisorial race. But she has announced her intentions, so to back off now would incur self-imposed political damage. So she will probably cat fight for the mayoral position and hope to extend her career a bit longer on the easier to achieve local level. She'd better get a better pitch line than sand and rocks for a political agenda, as Blakespear is a bit more savy than those kindergarten analogies. Gaspar may have just been politically eliminated by the Peter Principle - the Valley Girl may have to go back to being the grandiose CFO of Gaspar Physical Therapy.

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  4. Gaspar is a political neophyte. Someone( her husband??) put her up to running for supervisor, when in reality she can barely be the mayor of this two bit podunk town of Encinitas.

    Meanwhile SD County has paid out $310,000( your tax dollars) to former staffers of Dave Roberts for "misusing his powers". What does that mean?? Where was Gloria Allred, Lorena Gonzalez, Marco Gonzalez calling for his resignation??

    Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
    Our choices are awful....

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  5. Politics is not for GASpar. I'm surprised she hasn't figured this out yet. Maybe she will send her mommy and son to the Board of Supervisors so they can tell them how unfair it is not to pick their hero.

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  6. Gaspar will upgrade her pop culture road act gimmick and be Princess Leya this time. May the Force (Rotary Club) be with you. Maybe an alchemist - turn the rocks into gold and save the city's floundering budget. Gaspar is running out of gas with this ill advised quantum leap (flop) in the political arena.

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    1. Bye bye GASpar - next are the mud pits with Blithering Blakespear.

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    2. I like Gaspar and Blakespear. I wish the others would be as smart as these two women.

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    3. 10:34 PM Smart?? Some people are easily impressed.

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  7. An article in the U-T last had Ga$par as the leader in fundrai$ing. The question is where did $he get the money and what wa$ promi$ed to get it?

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    1. Good que$tion! Developer$ love her!

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  8. I think the GOP is destroying itself. The "choosers" made a big mistake on this one. Better a neophyte than an old guard guy, more time to have become corrupted by his own power.

    KG can run in the primary, and still run for mayor of Encinitas.

    I think only Republicans could vote for her in this state? Too bad, if true. Another editorial in the Coast News, last week about the GOP's committing political suicide.

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    1. Actually, I stand corrected. Seats on the Board of Supervisors are supposedly non-partisan, just as Council seats are. So no matter how one is registered, that person could vote for KG, in the primary.

      Encinitas would be wise to participate in the primaries, because then Council could put a few questions on the ballot to assess public needs. It's far less expensive that way, rather than at a special election.

      That is, Council could take this direction if our council members truly want to represent their constituents well, with integrity, and without being influenced by behind the scenes ties.

      Our democracy could become more direct, not less direct. We elect our council members to represent US, the people, not to be stubborn, clinging to a hierarchy of privilege and secrecy.

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    2. 4:57. The racist hate group calling itself BLM is working great with paid globalist agitators funded by George Soros to attack police and citizens lawfully assembling. Do you stand with the Intolerant hate fueled criminals? We have one party in America controlled equally by globalist George Soros and Rupert Murdoch. Nancy Pelosi and Paul Ryan are the same, John McCain and Harry Reid the same, HilLary and Ted, Jeb, John, Mitt all the same. For 40 years they have robbed American familes and taxpayers. The uniparty controls corporate media, papers, radio. Forced immigration is used to change communities, illegal immigration is used to eradicate American culture, values and history.

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    3. Gaspar is neophyte in political acumen only - she is not beyond being "corrupt', in the sense that she knows whose interests she'll serve.

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    4. 11:33: How do you define American culture? I can in one word......Money.

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    5. 11:33 PM

      Did you just get back from a late night run for more tin foil? Next to the Koch brothers George Soros is a small time piker.

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    6. Actually I saw the BLM hateful racist attack police in NY, and the criminal globalist agitators paid by Soros block a highway and attack cops and bully citizens in Arizona. They remind me 9f 5he Nazi Brown shirts sent to intimidate and silence anyone speaking the truth. Soros collaborated with the Nazisleftist Soros and the Koch brothers belong to the same Uniparty, theyou are on the same globalist side to destroy European and North America societies.

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    7. What does the Bureau of Land Management have to do with the price of tea in China?

      Actually, it doesn't matter, because I hereby invoke Godwin's Law on you. The topic is closed and you lose automatically.

      Sorry.

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    8. 8:16 AM

      "What does the Bureau of Land Management have to do ..." That was my first reaction but then I thought it might be referring to Black Lives Matter. Either way it's pretty whack.

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    9. 10:35 PM

      Listen asshole. Soros was a young teenager (13-14) at that time and it was during the war. Tell me you would have done anything different. You don't have to like his positions now but don't try to tie it back to his youth where he had to sometimes perform less than honorable acts. I say this as someone who has no contact with Soros and very little affinity with his philosophies.

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    10. 7:41. You might want to do some research on billionaire oligarch and open borders globalist George Soros. Soros is on record in an interview saying the time he spent collaborating with Nazi's were some of the best of his life. This was before Soros helped crash the pound and other currencies to enrich himself. News out today is not only Soros paying professional agitators to harass and intimidate legal American citizens assembling but that he has joined with recently exposed Washington DC Cartel insider Mark Levin. The two of them supporting Soros activities to keep America under control of open borders, forced immigration globalist - where the oligarchs write laws to enrich themselves and American families get screwed.

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  9. As a college student of the Woodstock generation, I have witnessed our American Democracy experiment being degraded to a plutocracy/kleptocracy type of 'might makes right'. Our political system has been bought out by monied interests thanks in part to the welcomed demise of Scalia and his cronies over the incomprehensible corporations are equal to the voters will. Over turning that ruling is paramount, as are several other misguided rulings by the 'Supreme' court. Especially included is the right to vote and their thinking that racism no longer needs protection.

    That sure became a red herring as most of the southern states immediately enacted rules to disallow multitudes of voters their constitutional right to vote. The fact that most of those that have been disenfranchised are democrats is not lost on anyone.

    If there is a better definition of what our former democracy has become than a plutocracy/kleptocracy, I would welcome the input.

    Finally, even the word 'supreme' gives me pause. Are they above any criticism? Iran has their Supreme Being. How different is that really to our own Supreme court? They are the last word. I can't believe that was the original intention of our constitution to have Supreme Beings have the final say. They are not supreme beings and their faults are obvious.

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  10. When did double quote marks devolve into single?

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  11. I can't think of anyone who deserves to be snubbed more than Queen GASpar.

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    1. I can-

      Jerome Stocks

      Mark Muir

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  12. 9:13pm. Thank you. I stand corrected and will not push the wrong button in the future. It is good to know you are on the job. I rail against incorrect grammar usage myself once in a while, so your notice is genuinely appreciated.

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  13. Watch Gaspar stare vacantly at the next council meeting - I think she is a Reptilian!

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    1. That's not very nice .... Have some couth Please.

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    2. I often wondered what was up with that blank stare. She needs to learn to blink, blink, blink. Otherwise, it looks like there is no one home!

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    3. Since this was covered in the newspaper, I assume that the only purpose of this entry was to allow the faithful another chance to dump on Gaspar and show how clever they are in a third grade kind of way with the cute derivations on her name. This is the Internet version of passing notes in class.

      And if you are one of the people who regularly speak at council meetings I wouldn't be so quick to criticize as many of you don't exactly look polished.

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    4. 8:51 Hello Ms. Goody Two Shoes. Do you have anything to contribute?

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    5. Since when does one need to "look polished" to speak before council?

      Perhaps if Muir and the others would tend to the way they dress, one might feel compelled to speak before a "polished council". We don't have that now.

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    6. 9:16 PM

      "Do you have anything to contribute?" Well I know you don't and this whole post hasn't contributed anything except to reveal how many of you are still in third grade.

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    7. 11:03 I suggest you go to the fan page of Queen GASpar to render your loving support. It doesn't fly here as we all know she is a political wanna be and the developer's dream girl.

      She needs to move along quite swiftly.

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    8. 5:19 PM

      So if I don't want to act juvenile about Gaspar that must mean I'm a supporter? Guess again.

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    9. 7:25 Is there anything worthwhile that you can contribute to this page or are you just wanting to stir up trouble?

      You do sound a little childish. I hear your mommy calling you. Diaper change needed.

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    10. 7:43 PM

      I understand that many of you want to show off how clever you are by coming up with puns of each of the different council members/mayor's names as if that was a substitute for actual thought. Maybe you got to sit at the cool kids table in high school where you traded insults of those kids who couldn't sit there.

      All I can say is if you thought my comment at 7:25 PM was childish, I can see the problem here. But you are right about one thing and that is I'm not trying to be one of the cool kids and join in the "fun". There are more important issues to address.

      "I hear your mommy calling you. Diaper change needed." Please. I've heard better lines in fifth grade.

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    11. 10:07. Again, what can you contribute here that is worthwhile?

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    12. 11:27 AM

      "...what can you contribute here that is worthwhile?" If by contribute you mean something like "I can't think of anyone who deserves to be snubbed more than Queen GASpar." then you're right. I can't be that juvenile.

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    13. 4:09 When you can come up with something, let us know. Right now you are batting ZERO.

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    14. 4:48 PM

      When I find something worth reading in this thread I'll let you know. I realize you'll need someone to point out any real substance to you as you're unable to recognize it. Childish games are more to your style.

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    15. 8:38 Yawn! You are now beginning to bore me. I'm on to bigger and better things. You must drive your spouse insane.

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    16. 9:23 PM

      I realize many children have short attention spans and it is past your bedtime. Better to get a good night sleep and then try to put together something that is at least coherent.

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  14. If you have nothing valuable to say you can always resort to useless grammar comments.

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    1. "Couth" is an adjective, not a noun.

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    2. 7:49 PM

      Actually, it can be either.

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    3. You've got a point there.

      If there's one thing worse than a grammar Nazi, it's a grammar Nazi who doesn't know what he's talking about.

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  15. Hard hitting analysis on the blog this weekend. Abed will lose to Roberts because Roberts is a media whore who never misses a chance to get in front of the camera. He's also running against someone who's a bit too far to the right for the general public, and who quite frankly isn't the sharpest tool in the shed. And I'm not talking about Gaspar.

    The slush funds are another issue. That might buy you some votes, but not enough to win an election. Voter apathy and indifference and a lack of quality opposition candidates are a better reason for their long tenures. I mean, would you really want Gaspar or Abed in a Supervisors seat? I'm no fan of Roberts on a lot of levels, but these two, no way.

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    1. The choices are bad and worse - seems like standard American politics anymore. Will Gaspar be forced now to make a token run? That will be money thrown away, but for her to back out at this juncture would permanently taint her as a political "light-weight" with no confidence. It is a gamble for her monetary backers as to whether they think she has a future in the game. She has reached the Peter Principle ceiling; if she subsequently loses the mayoral seat to Blakespear, her political career is over and done with.

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    2. Blakespear should be able to shred Gaspar for her lack of achievement while in office. Maybe Gaspar can clonk Blakespear with one of her rocks or throw sand in her eyes! Debates between these two would be classic - reminiscent of the Dalager days, where the Blab verbally wandered randomly in disjointed memories...ADDH brought on by kitchen fumes or moldy bank statements...

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    3. I am a Dave Roberts fan
      He seems to have done a lot of good for our community.
      He has supported us.
      Support him.

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    4. 12:04,

      I haven't followed Roberts' time on the Board closely. What has he done to support us?

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    5. 243 stolen bases.

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    6. He isn't an all-star in my book, but Gaspar and Abed are minor league jackwagons. Roberts is the better pick.

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    7. He's against the Lilac Hills Ranch development in Valley Center. Supervisor Bill Horn, who owns nearby property, was forced to recuse himself. The development is by Randy Goodson of Accretive who is always pushing high density sprawl in Olivenhain. Dave Roberts and Diane Jacobs could defeat this 2 to 2. For this reason only Roberts should be reelected.

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    8. Watch out - the Reptilian will stare a hole right thru you!

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    9. 3:37's comment is as good a reason as any to vote Roberts. Does anyone really think Ga$par or Abed would have voted the same?

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  16. DO NOT RE-ELECT ANY INCUMBENTS. Throw them all OUT!!!!

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  17. Some outfit wants to develop about 800 homes off of the 76, east of I-15. The Indians of Pala are against it, as the 76 is already over-impacted by the casino traffic. The 76 was built for the rural agricultural traffic of the 1950's and 1960's - it is now a death trap and would only get worse with massive development in the back country. When is this growth going to be curtailed? The resources and infrastructure are already stretched beyond reasonable limits - it is greed and the power of money on the municipal governments that allow this folly to continue. All development should be put to a public vote - no more autonomous authority given to a handful of paid off political stooges on the fate of the region.

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    1. Any responsibility for traffic increases are divorced from the development process - what a deal for the developer. The city gets to take the development fees and look the other way - what a deal for the city.

      Even when those driving the nightmare complain, the city will look the other way.

      That's how it goes down in Encinitas, same was everywhere else.

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    2. "...same as everywhere else."

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  18. 7:39 PM And that's why we have gridlock...Roads need to be addressed first in the process, not ignored as you have adroitly pointed out. If the roads are antiquated, then no development should be allowed.

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    1. And when they propose to build or upgrade road capacity, you argue the opposite--that the expansion is an unnecessary waste of money, because the growth projections are wrong, and the road will sit unused.

      Heads I win; Tails you lose.

      Silly games.

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    2. 8:29 AM Ignorant supposition based on a growth at any cost concept. Pull your head out of the sand and offer an alternative to run-away development in an infrastructurally over-loaded region. It's like heroin addiction - you know it is harmful, but you can't control yourself. This model of urban over-crowding isn't working anymore, except for those making the short term profits (probably you are in that minority).

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    3. If you are accusing me of making money on real estate, then I must confess to the crime.

      As nearly every home owner must.

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  19. 3:05 PM Got ADD?

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  20. Oh my, the queen got snubbed. What will she do? She could stare them all down.

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  21. You are giving her too much credit with the queen reference.She has been the princess ever since $sssss$ put her in the council seat all too long ago.

    Mary Fleener produced a great illustration at the time when she and we could still call on the Coast News to be our resource. There was $ssss$ with his hand under the dais pushing a button activating every move the princess would be making. She was a seat filler then and what has changed? Find this old cartoon and try to understand how prescient it was.

    We miss you Mary at the Coast News. Tony Cagala, thanks for nada. Jim and Chris, where have you been?

    Oh the Horror and what it is has wrought.

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  22. The Gas has run out of gas - Rotarians must be frantically working on constructing another Bride of $tockenstein!

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    1. With the start of spring break you'll have more time to think up these puns. If this is an example of the people who are against Gaspar it almost makes me want to support her. Encinitas has such mature residents.

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    2. 631 Maybe you should consider moving to avoid all the Encinitas mature residents. We wouldn't miss you and take GASbag with you.

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    3. 9:19 PM

      We need the adults to monitor the playground. Spring break is only a week and then you have to get back to school. Good thing you are only a small minority.

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    4. "We need the adults to monitor the playground. Spring break is only a week and then you have to get back to school. Good thing you are only a small minority."

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    5. Yes, with Jim K. portraying a Leucadia King Lear and Chris K. appealing to many as he plays Prince Hal; with Candace as Ophelia, Mayor Maggie as Macbeth and T-Barth as Lady Macbeth and Surfwriter Gary Taylor as 'Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him Horatio..."

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  23. Gaspar's supervisorial campaign is stone cold silent. Her biggest political liability is premature exposure of her amateur status, so the campaign will consist of last minute proclamations that can't be rebuted by the facts. Her handlers now realize that she is the long shot, so why waste too much money on a futile effort? Her main objective will be to try and hold onto the Mayoral position; otherwise, her political career is finished.

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