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  •  Filner has always been an activist. (4+ / 0-)
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    Skaje, aamail6, DCCyclone, bumiputera

    In his college years, he was one of the first of the Freedom Riders.  He was arrested in Jackson, MS for "disturbing the peace" and incarcerated for 2 months for riding on a desegregated interstate bus.

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    "It is the stillest words that bring on the storm. Thoughts that come on doves' feet guide the world." -Nietzche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra

    by KingofSpades on Mon Apr 22, 2013 at 06:19:36 PM PDT

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    •  Filner (3+ / 0-)
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      KingofSpades, GloFish, bumiputera

      Done lots of good over the years and his involvement in the Freedom Riders is a huge deal. That being said having lived in San Diego and known people that worked with and interacted with him, he is brutal to deal with on a personal level. All the things GloFish said above about his berating people and burning bridges are true and I witnessed it myself. Still I am hopeful he will do far more for the city than Jerry Sanders did, he does have the right beliefs/values, just a mean person to interact with.

      OH-1 (born and raised ), MN-2 (college), CA-53 (grad school), IA-2 (postdoc)

      by aamail6 on Mon Apr 22, 2013 at 07:37:17 PM PDT

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