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Turds & Blossoms free for all has started!

May 28, 2010 - 8:56 am

This election cycle, the political theater critics at San Diego CityBeat have been scoring the best and worst campaign performances, both on stage and behind the scenes. We’ve issued turds to campaigns in a variety of sizes and quantities for the really dirty, stupid and ridiculous tactics, while awarding dozens of bouquets for the most deftly earned political accomplishments.

As we gear up for the final installment of Turds & Blossoms before the primary election, we’re allowing you, the reader, to join in.

All day today you can send notes as to who you want to receive turds or blossoms and we’ll apply that to their running balance to be published next week.  The rules:

1) Each person has three turds and three blossoms to award.  Simply put, turds are bad, blossoms are good!

2) You can award them to any campaign or candidate, just be clear who is getting what and if you’re so inclined, say why. They can go to all different candidates or committees or you can assign multiple turds to a single recipient. If you’re a politician, by all means issue blossoms to yourself and turds to your opponent.

3) You can send it to us four ways.

  • You can post a comment below.
  • You can tweet your nominations to @turdsblossoms.
  • You can post a comment on our Facebook page.
  • You can send me an email at davem [at] sdcitybeat.com, with “Turds & Blossoms,” in the header, but please include your name or an appropriate handle if you use one regularly.

Offer ends at midnight.

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14 Comments leave one →
  1. pistoleropete permalink
    May 28, 2010 - 9:42 am 9:42 am

    My 3 turds are going to the Liberals for destroying the American way of life. Great job douchebags! I can’t wait till November.

    My 3 blossoms are going to Independents everywhere for having the balls and the brains to think for themselves.

  2. May 28, 2010 - 9:44 am 9:44 am

    That’s pretty vague, Pete. You were going on about how much you like Fiorina the other day. You want to apply the blossoms to her or another candidate, specifically?

  3. May 28, 2010 - 10:03 am 10:03 am

    All 3 turds go to Carly Fiorina for her web ads “Demon Sheep” and “Demon Blimp”

  4. May 28, 2010 - 10:05 am 10:05 am

    Awesome, Holly! You got it! You want to award three blossoms, too?

  5. May 28, 2010 - 11:02 am 11:02 am

    One blossom each for:
    Stephen Whitburn for the Board of Supervisors District 4.
    Dave Jones for Calif. Insurance Commissioner.
    Susan Davis for U.S. Representative District 53.

  6. sallysmith88 permalink
    May 28, 2010 - 12:05 pm 12:05 pm

    3 Turds to Bettercourtsnow and its candidates challenging the sitting judges. I found this video on Youtube of them appearing before the Fallbrook Tea Party. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhZYyhdm6Zk
    It is hard to believe they will be impartial in court after hearing what they said.

    • May 28, 2010 - 12:13 pm 12:13 pm

      You got it. Let me know if you want to issue some blossoms, too. (PS I responded to your comment on our endorsements.)

  7. obdave permalink
    May 28, 2010 - 1:49 pm 1:49 pm

    Turds to Prop 16 proponents for constantly spamming my snail mail with stupid flyers paid entirely by PG&E, to Prop 17 proponents for that horrible and bogus TV ad that equates the ‘pro’ opinion published in the voter guide to irrefutable fact, and to Kevin Faulconer for being Kevin Faulconer. Blossoms to Patrick Finucane and Jim Morrison for not being Kevin Faulconer, with a third blossom unused.

    • May 28, 2010 - 1:53 pm 1:53 pm

      Just let me know if you wanna use the last blossom. It expires at midnight.

  8. pistoleropete permalink
    May 28, 2010 - 3:28 pm 3:28 pm

    Ok.
    Turds:
    Barbara “Don’t call me ma’am” Boxer
    Nancy “I Hate America” Pelosi
    Diane “I need big government to coddle me” Feinstein

    Blossoms:
    Chelene Nightingale
    Steve Poizner
    Carl DeMaio

  9. denisfay permalink
    May 29, 2010 - 4:34 pm 4:34 pm

    turds first:
    lorie zapf and her irresponsible handling of her own finances let along san diego’s
    john woodrum for his ridiculous defense of this, shit even kvaric couldnt go that far
    and an extra turd to woodrum for thinking this will win him points with the party thugs

    blossoms:
    out going frye for keeping most things sensible. decent populist.
    sanders for never losing site of the donors wants and wishes. lackey
    nathan fletcher for seizing a poor girls death and runnin’ with it. opportunist

  10. May 29, 2010 - 6:56 pm 6:56 pm

    Sorry, Denisfay, the offer expired at mignight. Thanks for sharing, though.

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