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Barry Jantz

Sunday San Diego: Taxpayer Watchdogs and Fleeces Honored

Thursday night’s San Diego County Taxpayers Association Golden Watchdog and Fleece Awards dinner proved itself again to be one of the area’s premiere annual political events.  As Chula Vista Mayor Cheryl Cox accepted a stuffed sheep to add to two previous city “awards” for fleecing taxpayers, she took a few seconds to rebut the honor, then ended her acceptance speech with “I’m going to take my sheep and get the flock out of here!”

Attendees watched a video of Cox, Oceanside City Councilman Jerry Kern, and San Diego Councilmembers Carl DeMaio and Kevin Faulconer — the latter two likely to vie for mayor next year — wake up in hotel room with a live chicken, but no memory of how they racked up a $130 million bill the size of the San Diego deficit.  The ensuing Las Vegas romp was very loosely patterned after the movie “The Hangover.”

Here’s some coverage, including the “San Diego Hangover” video:

SD Rostra: Winners named at Golden Watchdog & Golden Fleece Awards Dinner

Union-Trib: Sweetwater schools take top Golden Fleece ‘honor’

NBC 7/39: San Diego’s Hangover – The Movie


On a side note, Christ may not have returned yesterday, but the Wall Street Journal’s Liam Denning did have an important question:

Do disappointed rapturists console each other by saying “Come on, it’s not the end of the world”?

That said, have a great Sunday and wonderful week!

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One Response to “Sunday San Diego: Taxpayer Watchdogs and Fleeces Honored”

  1. james sills Says:

    Mr. Jantz is too modest. He was instrumental in bringing to Light the problems in that Golden Fleece-award “winning” school district, a point made clear in the Union-Tribune story. Congratulations, Barry, for this well-deserved recognition!