The Mercury News independent expenditure supporting Bikini Cop/Rocketman/Circus Clown Sam Liccardo is underway with today’s double whammy covering two sections dedicated to what a classy guy Liccardo is and how we all should just coronate him Mayor. The campaign strategy meeting the Fetch reported on between Scott “Miyagi” Herhold and his protégé Sam “Danielson” Liccardo is already paying dividends.
Herhold “lavishes praise” onto Liccardo as he gently tries to guide him toward issues that a Mayor has more control over as opposed to lengthening the school day as Liccardo is championing. Ahhh, journalism at its finest. Though it just serves as a reminder of how the Merc plays politics…heavy handed. Remember Barbara Marshman’s “advice” to Barbara Keegan last year?
Not to be outdone, the Merc Editorial Board tells us what a great visionary Liccardo is because he wants to spend taxpayer dollars on a concert venue in urine stained and needle riddled St. James Park. It is just a coincidence that fundraising begins for the Mayor’s race at the end of this week, it’s just a coincidence that these two “stories” appear on the same day, no coordination going on at all.
Time reports that Democracy for America has endorsed Rep. Mike Honda in his re-election race against Ro Khanna for the 17th Congressional seat. DFA was founded by former presidential candidate Howard Dean, who had this to say about Honda: “We’re working to elect not just any Democrat, but better Democrats. I’ve known Mike for years — he’s one of the strongest progressives we have in Congress.”
Politico reports that the health care dot gov website survived its reboot as hundreds of thousands of users tapped their keyboards to see how bad they may get screwed by Obamacare premium increases.
Small businesses in California can log onto Covered California to shop for small group health insurance. Apparently, in one of the few bright spots for health care dot gov, the Covered California website actually works, go figure.
An audit has uncovered that nearly half of calls to the county child abuse hotline went unanswered. The County Board of Supervisors is none too pleased and has ordered that all calls must be answered by their next meeting. Supervisor Dave Cortese says in the NBC Bay Area report that heads should roll.
One of the hardest working news teams in the world has begun to compile its 2013 Year in Review lists. That’s right, the SVBJ will be printing several lists on various topics and this is the spot to keep up to speed on what went down in 2013.
SJ Inside takes a look, albeit brief, lacking in depth, and not very thorough, at San Jose’s D-3 City Council race. OK, they glanced and didn’t really take a look but inform readers that former Chief of Staff to Nancy Pyle, Kathy Sutherland and SJ cop Raul Peralez are joined by soccer cheerleader Don Gagliardi in the race to replace Bikini Cop/Rocketman/Circus Clown Sam Liccardo.
Apple tinkers with Twitter as it drops $200 million to buy social media search and analytics startup Topsy, which specializes in analyzing data from Twitter. What does Apple have up its sleeve?
Homeless in Santa Clara County will scrum for 275 beds that EHC LifeBuilders will be administering as the winter weather is upon us. The richest area in the world, with corporate giants like Apple, HP and Cisco and only 275 beds…Keeping it classy in the valley of the hearts delight