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angrybirds Says:

Wed, Oct 22 2014 01:44 PM

"Kevinbutthole, your political views are quite insightful! I'd love to hear more! Can you meet me for coffee later this week?"-angry birds soon to be happy bird if we meet!

angrybirds Says:

Tue, Oct 21 2014 09:23 PM

My apologies to my last message and all my vulgar messages in the past. These handsome men at the board meetings anger me with their actions. Most of the time, men acknowledge me and my beauty.

Sam Says:

Tue, Oct 21 2014 08:08 PM

Did you see the dyer from Padilla yesterday? I wonder how long it will take McCann to send him a cease and desist letter?? We know he can't handle the facts!

Ensenadamaria Says:

Tue, Oct 21 2014 09:28 AM

McCann defended Bleisch. I on the other hand will get free tortas and torelini for lunch. Yummy!

therealEnsenadamaria Says:

Tue, Oct 21 2014 07:52 AM

First and foremost the post by Ensenadamaria above is an effort to reflect opinions that are not mine. I am Ensenadamaria. While Bertha and I did not always agree she was identified as the Board member who was constantly at war with the other four. John and Jim close long time friends who voted with Arlie. Very few, if any Board votes not voted on unanimously by the three. John is a little guy who gives us a bad name.

It is cowardly to go to these great lengths to distort the truth by disguising ones self as another. Your lack of character is exposed and therefore anything you have to say should be viewed as dribble.

Ensenadamaria Says:

Mon, Oct 20 2014 07:56 PM

At least McCann wasn't as corrupt as Bertha Lopez

kevinbutthole Says:

Mon, Oct 20 2014 05:57 PM

The problem with the Sweetwater board is that there's too many republicans. Republicans won't give teachers raises. If we want a fresh start, the South Bay community needs to vote democrat. Look at the San Diego City school district. They are thriving under democratic leadership. Vote for Scott Peters for city council.

Had enough citizens of South Bay? Vote democrat!

sosocal Says:

Mon, Oct 20 2014 11:28 AM

McCann now gets to add another accomplishment to his list:

Apprentice Historical Revisionist

Because each and everything he has said in this interview can be refuted by the minutes and reports that exist. And even if McCann destroys all the historical evidence, he can make all the assertions he likes, but those assertions have nothing to do with the truth. We happen to remember the truth.

McCann fancies himself as a leader who gets things done, but the only thing he has accomplished is getting himself elected. I hope we are done with that.

anniej Says:

Sun, Oct 19 2014 05:56 PM

Wanted to extend my Thanks and Appreciation to Fran Brinkman for her ROBO call that informed Chula Vista residents about the real John McCann!

Funny how McCann continues to hide behind news articles but has FAILED to debate Mr. Padilla - maybe there is a hidden reason why he is afraid to appear in PUBLIC, face the PUBLIC and debate the issues in PUBLIC.

Bernardo Vasquez Says:

Sun, Oct 19 2014 12:30 PM

Since John decided to single me out in this story, let me help refresh his memory surrounding the threatening cease and desist letter he had sent to me.

The letter came from attorney Christina M. Denning of the San Diego law firm of Higgs, Fletcher & Mack. Although they don't list Sweetwater High School District as clients, they do list SD Unified, so they obviously work with school districts.

As far as his reasoning for the letter, I hurt his feelings when I posted blogs about his accident, questioning his mental clarity and acuity. I did so after observing him at a board meeting not being able to remember Tom Calhoun's name (Ed Brand had to lean over to remind him), and observing Ed Brand having to lean over and tell him when it was time to vote.

As far as HIPPA violations, this comment clearly shows he lacks the ability to grasp basic concepts. As most know, HIPPA is a law which protects the privacy of individually identifiable health information. I was and am in no position to have any private information on his health, treatments or medical conditions.

John seems to forget that he went around town telling everyone that would listen and interview him that he had suffered a serious brain injury. John, did you violate HIPPA against yourself?? All I did was state an opinion about my observations relating to your telling the world you suffered a serious brain injury.

As far as him being a fiscal conservative, that is as big of a joke as him being a team player or him not recalling the other cease and desist letters against community members, or the restraining order filed against a parent, which he lost.

John, claim to be a fiscal conservative, so why did you support the raising of the Mello Roos tax by 2% every year? Not even a comment or discussion. Why did you allow the district to borrow upwards of $25 million every month from the Mello Roos fund to help pay general expenses? Again, no questions or discussion. Why did you allow the district to borrow from Prop O. Why did you approve hundreds of thousands of dollars in change orders from the same contractors that contributed to your campaign?

On open boundaries, why did you allow Ed Brand to do this when you knew it would create the massive overcrowding we have at eastside schools. You know this is the case because you have and have had children at Eastlake High. I've seen you at Open Houses and you know how crowded and run down the school is.

In my opinion, based on observation and interaction with John McCann since 2009, he is a terrible choice for City Council.

The true character of a person is not in his words, but in his actions and how he reacts to adversity. John makes empty promises, acts contrary to what he says, and uses the system to go after those that don't agree or criticize him.

As a matter of fact, I won't be surprised if he does not have another letter sent to me threatening to sue me. If so, I will share it to prove the true character of John McCann.

Erupting Says:

Sun, Oct 19 2014 09:19 AM

Oh,my another batch of lies and misdirection from McCann. Here is an interesting fact that is easily checked. 12-31-11 McCann collected 51,750 from district Vendors. That folks is 64% of his total contributions. All of you bloggers expect a cease and desist letter from Winet or Schinoff.McCann doesn't want the truth out there. When I get mine I will ask that it be made public so the people of Chula Vista know that truthful free speech is still alive and well. I'm retired so he can't threaten my job as he has others. Why the school district allows this man to use our kids football games to promote his political agenda is beyond me. Mr. Moreno this isn't exactly a real picture of McCann,do not be afraid of this wannabe.

Ceaseand Desist Says:

Sun, Oct 19 2014 12:56 AM

It is time for the citizens of Chula Vista to serve a cease and desist letter on John McCann, he is not fit for public service in any capacity.

John McCann got a second legal opinion from Dan Shinoff, that identified numerous legal grounds to fire Jesus Gandara for cause. Not only did he not share this legal opinion with his fellow board members, he failed to fire Gandara for cause and gave him the golden parachute deal so that Gandara would not turn on him and the other board members. Gandara was controlling the campaing donations to McCann and others.

Anyone considering voting for this man, should read the Vega Report as well as the Grand Jury Testimony of Ed Brand and others involved in the Sweetwater Scandal. According to Brand, McCann was begging Brand for campaign contribution from contractors only 6 days after bringing Brand back.

As for Brand calling for the cease and desist letters, is that why he and those county empty suits gave Brand a paid 3 month vacation? Robert Moreno, didn't the star news get one of those cease and desist letters? Did Ed Brand send that one too? Is that why you are writing these fluff stories for John McCann. Why don't you publish the letter you received if you did in fact receive one. At least you should confirm for the voters if you received one from him or not.

Star News, why didn't you call him on his numerous childlike outburst as an elected official on the City Council and Sweetwater School Board. I seem to remember a video you posted of him in a delusional rant in which he calls a teacher and citizens of this community un-American and refers to them as "you people". Surely, you haven't forgetten about these incidents:

1. McCann taking pictures and videoing public speakers from the dias at a sweetwater school board meeting.

2. The calling of the police to a sweet water board meeting to recover a $2.00 three year old plastic sign. Remember the fiscal conservative left the dias and was outside fighting for his $2.00 sign while district staff was giving a financial report and a report on student safety.

3. What about the million dollar contaminated dirt pile at Southwest High School, remember that?

4. How about the turning off of Bertha Lopez' mic during a board meeting.

5. Let us not forget the L Street property and Plan Nine Partners and the recent failed bid on the 3rd Avenue property.

I could go on and on. What I don't understand is why some San Diego County media outlets continue to allow themselves to be bullied into writing fluff stories for this cry baby!

Star News, How about you post the vega report, the grand jury testimony, your video of his delusional rant, your previous coverage of his antics in Sweetwater the last few years and let the voters decide the facts and make their own decision.

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