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San Diego mayor comes under swift, heavy scrutiny (liberal democRAT)
Yahoo News (AP) ^ | 7/12/2013 | ELLIOT SPAGAT

Posted on 07/12/2013 8:50:53 PM PDT by South40

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The week began with news that Mayor Bob Filner's fiancee ended their engagement and, by Friday, San Diego's first Democratic leader in 20 years was desperately trying to stay in office amid sexual harassment allegations made public by some of his closest supporters. He apologized, promised to change and begged voters to let him keep his job.

The rapid-fire developments put heavy scrutiny on the personal foibles of Filner, a feisty liberal who was elected in November after 10 terms in Congress marked perhaps most famously by a 2007 run-in with a United Airlines baggage handler at Dulles International Airport that resulted in him pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge of trespassing.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: bobfilner; california; filner; sandiego
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Yes, he really is that creepy looking.
1 posted on 07/12/2013 8:50:53 PM PDT by South40
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To: South40

Stone the crows! He looks like a doubly-wide version of the ‘bad guy’ dissappearing-monster from the “Monsters, Inc” cartoony!


2 posted on 07/12/2013 8:55:53 PM PDT by Utilizer
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To: South40

He looks just like a ‘rat.


3 posted on 07/12/2013 8:56:46 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: South40
His apology was in the paper this morning. He reassured us he can still work toward his goals. Nothing else to see. Carry on.

Three of his close supporters said yesterday he should resign.

I think we need to inoculate all pols with a shame booster.

4 posted on 07/12/2013 8:58:14 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: luvbach1

He is a sleazy rat. So sleazy, that even the most liberal of democRATs in San Diego want him gone; they have asked for his resignation. But just like other sleazy liberal democRATs he refuses to go.


5 posted on 07/12/2013 8:59:48 PM PDT by South40
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To: Utilizer

“Randall”?


6 posted on 07/12/2013 9:00:21 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: South40

I am so sick of these Democrats and their sex needs yech!


7 posted on 07/12/2013 9:00:23 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: South40

Look up “flaming liberal” in the dictionary, and THAT picture will be next to the definition. That is one creepy looking dude.


8 posted on 07/12/2013 9:01:19 PM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: South40

He is a LIEberal Democrat!

LIEberal Democrats do not resign!

Y’all are going to have to impeach or recall him!

Bob Filner was a rude, crude, obnoxious asshole when he was in the US Congress.

He does not have to take pills to be that way — he was born to it!

GOOD RIDDANCE!


9 posted on 07/12/2013 9:02:18 PM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: morphing libertarian
I saw the video of his apology. It was/is pathetic.
10 posted on 07/12/2013 9:02:27 PM PDT by South40
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To: factoryrat
Filner is a serial loser. That the creep managed to get himself elected mayor is evidence that the city of San Diego is inhabited by fools.
11 posted on 07/12/2013 9:04:52 PM PDT by South40
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To: factoryrat

A couple years ago some of his fellow RAT’s complained to the head of the RATs in SAn Diego that Filner was herassing women, but they were told to go away and endorse him..for the good of the party. They did, but now some new people are lodging complaints.
I met the guy socially before the election. He is a creepy ass white RAT. Really a nasty human being..others I know that know him say the same thing. He was the best thing the RATs could come up for the Mayor’s job..which probably now will be forever RAT because of creeping demographics.
The best thing we can hope for is that he hangs on as long as possible and makes it more possible that a good person can replace him..the other RAT possibilities are just as bad policy wise,,


12 posted on 07/12/2013 9:07:25 PM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: South40

Creepy ass cracker.


13 posted on 07/12/2013 9:08:15 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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To: steve86

LOL!


14 posted on 07/12/2013 9:09:35 PM PDT by doc1019 (Get our troops the hell out of the ME)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Hmmm. Could be, perhaps. Been some time since I saw it (the vid) so I can not say for sure, but the wide-grinning sly expression is something not readily forgotten, no doubt!


15 posted on 07/12/2013 9:09:55 PM PDT by Utilizer
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To: Utilizer
He looks like a doubly-wide version of the ‘bad guy’ dissappearing-monster from the “Monsters, Inc” cartoony!

I live in a double-wide and we don't have anything like that.

16 posted on 07/12/2013 9:10:03 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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To: Oldexpat

I might add that not all of us in SD are fools. But we have too many people who are liberals and voted for FIlner, knowing his personality and morals..better than an honest Pubbie as far as they were concerned..so now we should punish them by letting the guy stick around. His wings are a bit clipped..


17 posted on 07/12/2013 9:10:17 PM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: steve86

lol! He is the epitome of “Creepy ass cracker”.


18 posted on 07/12/2013 9:11:31 PM PDT by South40
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To: South40

After watching this fool’s antics for the past 7 months, I am encouraged that Filner may be on his way out without all of us suffering 4 years of his crap. Next question: Who will run to replace him?


19 posted on 07/12/2013 9:13:07 PM PDT by BAW (NSA.is reading this.)
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To: Oldexpat

I met him years ago at an event. I spoke with him again last Memorial Day at a ceremony at Fort Rosecrans. He is way creepier in person than in his pics.


20 posted on 07/12/2013 9:13:16 PM PDT by South40
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To: South40

He is the face of the democrat party
And a “Creepy ass cracker”.


21 posted on 07/12/2013 9:16:42 PM PDT by Pompah
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To: South40

Photoshop you’re drunk.


22 posted on 07/12/2013 9:16:57 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: South40

Thanx


23 posted on 07/12/2013 9:17:23 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: BAW
lol! Yes, this creep has only been mayor for 7 months but those 7 months have been a complete disaster!

The City Charter requires the City Council to hold a special election within 90 days of a resignation unless another election is already scheduled within 180 days. A runoff could be required if no candidate wins a majority vote.

In the interim, Council President Todd Gloria would temporarily take over the post, but his powers would be limited.

24 posted on 07/12/2013 9:17:24 PM PDT by South40
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To: South40

San Diego. There it is. Sad days, will never describe the agony, ahead.


25 posted on 07/12/2013 9:17:51 PM PDT by RedHeeler
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To: Kirkwood
Photoshop you’re drunk.

If anyone is drunk it is you.

That pic is not Photoshopped. It is, in fact, the same pic Filner has on his official Mayor of San Diego webpage.

26 posted on 07/12/2013 9:21:49 PM PDT by South40
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To: RedHeeler
San Diego. There it is. Sad days, will never describe the agony, ahead.

Yup. The first democRAT mayor San Diego has had in 20 years has proven himself to be a complete disaster in just 7 short months.

27 posted on 07/12/2013 9:25:34 PM PDT by South40
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To: South40

He’s been a Communist since his “university” days, too.


28 posted on 07/12/2013 9:27:04 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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Photoshop you’re drunk.

NO, he's NOT.

That's Filner.

29 posted on 07/12/2013 9:28:24 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: CAluvdubya; b9

I can’t begin to tell you how much I loathe Filner.


30 posted on 07/12/2013 9:29:52 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx
SDSU...right?

If the photo of him was photoshopped it is photoshopped on his official mayoral webpage also. But we know it's not, he is just one creepy looking man. I'm no woman but I have to believe his creepy looks made his sexual assault victims detest the incidents even more.

31 posted on 07/12/2013 9:32:21 PM PDT by South40
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To: South40

Make that a sleazy Red rat. His parents were organizers for the Communist Party USA in Pennsylvania. He’s a “Red Diaper Baby” which explains his politics and personal behavior.

See his file at www.keywiki.org, Search for him under his name, and then you’ll understand


32 posted on 07/12/2013 9:35:06 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: South40

He’s not a “cracker!” He’s a Yankee! Born in Pittsburg, graduated FRom Cornell.

And, as already stated, he is an obnoxious asshole!


33 posted on 07/12/2013 9:36:46 PM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: steve86
I live in a double-wide and we don't have anything like that.

...That you have seen (-recently?).

*snicker*

34 posted on 07/12/2013 9:43:20 PM PDT by Utilizer
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To: South40

Fetal Alcohol Syndrom. Typical of politicians and actors. They are wired for it from the womb.


35 posted on 07/12/2013 9:44:32 PM PDT by virgin (Don't screw with me.)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
Thanks.

http://keywiki.org/blog/?p=1553

36 posted on 07/12/2013 9:46:18 PM PDT by South40
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To: onyx

The thought of him ousted is the best news ever.
It seems everyone wants him gone.


37 posted on 07/12/2013 9:47:31 PM PDT by b9 (II Timothy 1:7)
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To: South40

No, he was eddykated in the East = Cornell, IIRC.


38 posted on 07/12/2013 9:51:17 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: b9

I’ve always despised him. ALWAYS!


39 posted on 07/12/2013 9:52:01 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx

I meant he taught at SDSU. Over a decade IIRC.


40 posted on 07/12/2013 9:53:48 PM PDT by South40
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To: South40

OH, well, I don’t know about THAT!


41 posted on 07/12/2013 9:54:29 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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Yeah, he used that as a stepping stone to an elected position on the San Diego school district. From there to congress.


42 posted on 07/12/2013 9:56:34 PM PDT by South40
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Do I really have to explain the photoshop you’re drunk meme?


43 posted on 07/12/2013 10:15:51 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks South40.
Mayor Bob Filner's fiancee ended their engagement and, by Friday, San Diego's first Democratic leader in 20 years was desperately trying to stay in office amid sexual harassment allegations made public by some of his closest supporters. He apologized, promised to change and begged voters to let him keep his job... a feisty liberal... perhaps most famously by a 2007 run-in with a United Airlines baggage handler at Dulles International Airport that resulted in him pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge of trespassing.

44 posted on 07/12/2013 10:18:40 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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I guess so because I have no idea what you are talking about nor do I understand why you would think I would.


45 posted on 07/12/2013 10:20:32 PM PDT by South40
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To: South40

Perfect oppertunity for the GOP to use the War on Women on the Democrats


46 posted on 07/12/2013 11:01:59 PM PDT by RginTN
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The Democrat voters are shrugging.
Just keep the “free stuff” coming and the Democrat moocher base could care less how corrupt and creepy their man is.
If they’re surprised at anything, it’s that the creep is probably not a faggot.

(shrug)


47 posted on 07/12/2013 11:06:39 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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Bob Filner's was one of the registered socialists in the House Democratic Caucus.

Bob wouldn't be the first sitting mayor replaced mid-term in San Diego, not even the first this century.

He needs to go. As a native San Diegan, it's still shocking to me he was elected.

48 posted on 07/12/2013 11:07:13 PM PDT by newzjunkey (bah)
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To: RginTN

They’re not that smart.


49 posted on 07/12/2013 11:09:13 PM PDT by South40
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calling him a liberal democrat is being extremely nice.

He's a flat out communist and has been raised one from birth!

I think the only reason he won the election is because his republican opponent is queer!

50 posted on 07/12/2013 11:16:19 PM PDT by dalereed
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