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Liberty Belle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:00 PM
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Fire survivor roasts lying Republican Senator in CA
State Senator Hollingsworth lied to a reporter and said he never voted against bills to help survivors of the Cedars wildfire, the worst in CA history. Guess what? A fire survivor has blasted this scathing letter out to editors all over Southern California exposing how Hollingsworth betrayed fire victims - after pocketing huge contributions from the insurance industry!
Now fire victims are getting eviction notices from the County, just in time for the 3rd anniversary of the fire.

Hollingsworth, a Republican, is running against Mark Hanson. Hanson lost his home in the Cedar fire and founded a charity that raised money to help fire victims rebuild. He also led workshops and got donations of cars and computers to help fire victims.

Here's a link to fire survivor Kathy Huneke's smackdown letter of Hollingsworth:
http://www.kumeyaay.com/news/news_detail.html?id=4170

To find out more about Mark Hanson or donate to his campaign, visit www.hanson4senate.com

Please help keep this kicked so others can see this!
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rosesaylavee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:02 PM
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1. Kick n/t
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Mythsaje Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:16 PM
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2. Kicked...
This is the type of stuff we need to make sure gets around.
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Liberty Belle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 10:22 PM
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8. Thanks! Here's some more on Hollingsworth, or as we call him...
Hollingsworthless:

- claims on his campaign site to be an "avid conservationist" but has a 0% rating from League of Conservation Voters

- has a lifetime zero rating from Sierra Club on environmental issues

- votes against working families' interests 96% of the time

- lobbied to abolish Endangered Species Act

- When told he couldn't import a pair of kangaroo hide boots, he introduced a bill to legalize importation of products made from endangered critters ($chwarzenegger signed the bill, amended to just allow importing threatened species -- like the crocodile boots Ahnold likes to wear)
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Liberty Belle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 12:20 AM
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12. More fun stories...
Hollingsworth got a ticket for off-roading, and told the cop he'd turn the state park into a hunting grounds. Then introduced legislation to try and do just that.

He also intro'd the Internet hunting bill, that would've let people log on, get a bead on Bambi in the gunsights, then pay someone else to gun him down.

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Mythsaje Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 04:26 AM
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14. Internet hunting bill?
Why not just play a goddam video game?

Some people just amaze me.
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:35 PM
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3. k&r
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Tommy_J Donating Member (668 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:42 PM
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4. Amazing contrast...
kicking
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Liberty Belle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 12:17 AM
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11. So amazing, a Hollywood producer may make a movie of this.
For anyone who is interested, incidentally, there's a fundraiser for Mark Hanson in Hollywood on Wednesday night. PM me for details.
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brook Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:47 PM
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5. keep this going.
:kick:


DU. It's where you come to learn what you need to do.

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pacalo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 10:06 PM
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6. Kick
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Liberty Belle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 10:19 PM
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7. Another article on this...
Reprinted in full with permission from an edidtor at the East County Californian

October 11-17, 2006



FIRE VICTIM CALLS HOLLINGSWORTH A LIAR



By Joseph Pena

The East County Californian



Kathleen Huneke had no idea what was happening at home.

Huneke, a Lakeside resident, was in Las Vegas selling her fathers property when the Cedar fire destroyed her house in 2003.

Her husband called to tell her that they had lost everything.

I wanted to race back, go home, but he told me, You have no home, and I just about died, Huneke said. Thats when it hit me. We didnt have a home. And we still dont.

Huneke is one of many East County residents who have yet to rebuild their homes after the fires swept through San Diego County.

Shes run the gamut of emotions since her 4,000 square-foot home on five and one-quarter acres of property in Lakeside burned but lately, she is angry. And her anger is directed at Dennis Hollingsworth, state senator for the 36th District, which represents a large number of East County residents.

Huneke said Hollingsworth lied in a story published in The San Diego Union-Tribune last week. Mark Hanson, a challenger to incumbent Hollingsworth, said the state senator sided with insurance companies, not victims, after the fires.

In the article, Hollingsworth denied the accusations.

But the insurance industry is Hollingsworths top campaign contributor, champing the Republican senator for $29,300 so far.

And Hollingsworth voted no on Senate Bill 2, designed to help survivors of catastrophes recover by easing documentation requirements and expanding coverage so reconstruction can be accelerated.

The bill would have allowed alternative living expenses (ALE) for up to 24 months after the loss of a home. Typically, insurance companies offer 12-18 months of ALE.

Very few of the people who lost homes in the fires completed their reconstruction in one year and more than 50 percent still havent completed rebuilding.

The extended ALE would have eased the burden of both the victims and government agencies and contractors who were overwhelmed with demands to rebuild, Huneke said.

The bill also would have required insurance companies to pay 85 percent of policy limits for personal property losses without requiring an inventory from the homeowner, in the state of emergencies and when total loss is declared.

Huneke, who tried to inventory all of her belongings, still hasnt finished a list of the things she owned.

The process of creating an inventory of her things has been devastating, at times too much for her to handle.

She reviewed home videos to try and document the familys posessions, but it brough back terrible memories.

Its just horrible, you cant imagine how horrible it is, she said.

Hanson maintained his position that Hollingsworth sided with insurance companies, not victims.

Its not debatable, Hanson said. Its right there in black and white, in the voting records and in The San Diego Union story. Its not something we should be at all confused about.



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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 10:25 PM
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9. Looks like Hollingsworth sided with the uber-rich
Over the merely filthy rich.
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Liberty Belle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 10:36 PM
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10. True, agribusiness has him in their pocket.
So do the oil and chemical companies, and the NRA.

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Gelliebeans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 01:38 AM
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13. I just voted for Hanson
and sent my absentee ballot out in the mail
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Liberty Belle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-25-06 12:45 AM
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16. Good for you! Glad to hear it.
Now help us win -- please tell at least 5 or 10 friends, neighbors, colleagues
about the differences in these candidates who wouldn't otherwise have a clue.

If we all do that, we can take back our district from Dennis Hollingsworthless.

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Gelliebeans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-25-06 01:07 AM
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19. Aren't Hollingsworthless signs
just nauseating. :puke:

The growth around this area is FINALLY bringing some diversity, and with that maybe a DEM district.

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Liberty Belle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-25-06 01:16 AM
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20. Are you interested in helping? I can get you doorhangers or brochures.
We really need some precinct walkers/callers in your area.
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Gelliebeans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-25-06 01:32 AM
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21. Can I pm you?
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Liberty Belle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-25-06 10:58 AM
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22. Sure, please do!
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lebkuchen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 11:34 AM
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15. Is State Farm a Holllingsworth contributor?
State Farm is the bane of homeowners in the Gulf States.
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Liberty Belle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-25-06 12:45 AM
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17. Probably, he's on the take from all the big insurance cos.
Edited on Wed Oct-25-06 12:46 AM by Liberty Belle
State Farm was one of the worst here in its treatment of homeowners, unfortunately.
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Liberty Belle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-25-06 12:50 AM
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18. Hollywood 10-25: Hanson in mock debate with Hollingsworth!

Details here: This is worth the price of admission!

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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