Monday, Dec. 4, 2006 | In addition to what Evan McLaughlin reported in “Pension Trial’s First Stage Set,” Mike Aguirre was quoted Thursday in the San Diego Union-Tribunearticle “Chaos’ seen if pension gains voided”: “Right now, the community of San Diego is burdened, oppressed by these contracts tainted by conflict of interest. We don’t have to put up with that.” Further, the assistant city attorney emphasized – “community of San Diego” – ‘”That’s the absent party, if everyone wants to know,” McGrath said,’ i.e., San Diego citizens are the “absent party” that the U-T establishment doesn’t want represented at all, any place, any time when there is a conflict of interests between those of the corrupt establishment and those of the community of San Diego.
They also added another editorial to their never-ending attack Aguirre series because Aguirre has honor, integrity and ethics instead of bowing down to and allowing himself to be controlled by U-T establishment corruption.
It is always most interesting to read editorials by the U-T Editorial Board of Demagogues that continue to refuse to admit the fact that the U-T is the chief agent of corruption that created the conditions for San Diego’s financial crises, robs taxpayers, and causes increasing threats to public safety and services.
First and foremost, what they always refuse to admit is that the U-T enabled all San Diego financial crises by electing an endless stream of corrupt mayors that they can control, first Golding, then Murphy, and today Sanders. And the U-T always looks the other way while their chosen mayors threaten every family in San Diego for far too many years to come. As examples, SDPD officers warned Qualcomm fans about out of increasing threats to every child and family in San Diego last Sunday, and no one should ever forget the 2003 firestorms that killed 17 innocent people and burned 10 percent of San Diego County. U-T corruption protects their chosen politicians with a culture of corruption that refuses to accept responsibility or accountability regardless of the deaths and destruction they cause.
But I have one more question: Where is the public outrage against the institutionalized culture of San Diego corruption? Corruption is most successful when people don’t demand that their elected officials do the right things between elections. Tragically for San Diego, very few citizens speak out loud and clear to demand an end to the corruption, even after U-T establishment corruption has already destroyed far to many lives, properties and taxpayer revenue, and continues to place everyone in the community of San Diego at totally unacceptable risk.