Mike Slater discusses recall effort against San Diego Mayor under slew of sexual harassment allegations

Glenn's in San Diego today and happened to swing by City Hall. Above the door it reads, "Good government demands the intelligent interest of every citizen." To get a better Mayor it's going to take an informed and active electorate. Consider Bob Filner San Diego's wakeup call. Hopefully they take it.

Glenn's in San Diego today, one of the very, VERY few conservative places in California and, unfortunately, home of disgraced Mayor Bob Filner.

Filner, who has recently undergone a slew of sexual harassment allegations, announced he that despite the claims of kissing, groping, and assaulting women in the workplace, he will not be resigning from office.

TheBlaze.com reports,

"Filner apologized to voters, his staff and the women he allegedly harassed, but added: “Words alone are not enough. I am responsible for my conduct. And I must take responsibly for my conduct.”

The allegations resulted in widespread calls for him to resign, plunging the nation’s eighth-largest city into political turmoil.

When the allegations surfaced, Filner apologized for disrespecting women and said he needed help. But soon after, he said he was innocent of sexual harassment and resisted calls to leave office.

The chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee called on Filner to resign as did leaders of the San Diego Democratic party.

The former congressman was San Diego’s first Democratic mayor in 20 years."

Not a good start for San Diego's first Democrat mayor in 20 years. Hopefully the voters won't make the same mistake again. But as horrible as Filner already sounds from the reports, he's worse. And the Democrats holding him up right now aren't much better.

It's rare for conservatives to side with Debbie Wasserman-Shultz, but when it comes to this dirtbag, they do. The DNC Chairwoman called for Filner to step down, calling his behavior "reprehensible and indefensible".

Filner is less than eight months into his four-year-term, has refused to discuss the allegations and doesn't seem to see the need to step down. Instead, he will undergo therapy.

That's not sitting well with many in San Diego, who are working to gather signatures to recall the mayor. Among those leading the charge is radio personality and friend of TheBlaze, KFMB's Mike Slater. Mike joined Glenn on air in San Diego this morning to discuss not only the effort to recall Filner, but to explain to the national radio audience just how bad this guy really is.

"For 20 years he was a Congressman and was able to get away with this stuff," Slater explained. "No one paid attention to him.  He's been mayor eight months and acquisitions from my high-profile women at a dean, a -- top-notch women saying he would grab around their necks, pull them closer and try to, quote, stick his tongue down their throat. You would work better without your panties on at work tomorrow. Awful stuff."

"Did anyone file assault charges?" Glenn asked.

"Not until now," Slater answered. "We have been approaching that question a lot of different ways and we talked to a lot of women. 'If you have ever been assaulted, why didn't you come forward?' And a lot of genuine reasons. Worried for their jobs or didn't want to be branded as a "woman that Bob Filner assaulted". That's not what they wanted to be known as. And this is all about a lust for power. Eliot Spitzer, Weiner, those are lusts for sexual gratification. Bob Filner has a lust for power. Every woman he did this to, he had a position of strength over them, whether they wanted an endorsement from him or they wanted some come bane contribution organization whatever."

"A sick pig like that at the head of that city that's unbelievable," Pat interjected.

Two make matters worse, there are two women on the city council who have claimed to stand for women's rights their entire careers standing by Filner's side.

"Is there a chance this guy — this is the death of shame. We thought we lost it in the '90s.  You are seeing it in New York, which is you kind of expected; but you are seeing in San Diego, California. This is a — one of the only conservative places in California," Glenn explained.

"It's about an eight-month long recall effort to recall this man and we'll send an a message to the entire country," Slater said. "We're going to do better than this."

"Democrats are standing by him because of the progressive agenda," Glenn added. "It is a power of the collective over the individual."

On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck sat down with chief researcher Jason Buttrill to go over two bombshell developments that have recently come to light regarding former Vice President Joe Biden's role in the 2016 dismissal of Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.

"Wow! Two huge stories dropped within about 24 hours of each other," Jason began. He went on to explain that a court ruling in Ukraine has just prompted an "actual criminal investigation against Joe Biden in Ukraine."

This stunning development coincided with the release of leaked phone conversations, which took place in late 2015 and early 2016, allegedly among then-Vice President Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry, and Ukraine's former President Petro Poroshenko.

One of the audiotapes seems to confirm allegations of a quid pro quo between Biden and Poroshenko, with the later admitting that he asked Shokin to resign despite having no evidence of him "doing anything wrong" in exchange for a $1 billion loan guarantee.

"Poroshenko said, 'despite the fact that we didn't have any corruption charges on [Shokin], and we don't have any information about him doing something wrong, I asked him to resign,'" Jason explained. "But none of the Western media is pointing this out."

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A recently declassified email, written by former National Security Adviser Susan Rice and sent herself on the day of President Donald Trump's inauguration, reveals the players involved in the origins of the Trump-Russia probe and "unmasking" of then-incoming National Security Adviser, Gen. Michael Flynn.

Rice's email details a meeting in the Oval Office on Jan 5, 2017, which included herself, former FBI Director James Comey, former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, former Vice President Joe Biden, and former President Barack Obama. Acting Director of National Intelligence, Richard Grenell, fully declassified the email recently amid President Trump's repeated references to "Obamagate" and claims that Obama "used his last weeks in office to target incoming officials and sabotage the new administration."

On Glenn Beck's Wednesday night special, Glenn broke down the details of Rice's email and discussed what they reveal about the Obama administration officials involved in the Russia investigation's origins.

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Fellow BlazeTV host, Mark Levin, joined Glenn Beck on his exclusive Friday episode of "GlennTV" to discuss why the declassified list of Obama administration officials who were aware of the details of Gen. Michael Flynn's wiretapped phone calls are so significant.

Glenn argued that Obama built a covert bureaucracy to "transform America" for a long time to come, and Gen. Flynn was targeted because he happened to know "where the bodies were buried", making him a threat to Obama's "secret legacy."

Levin agreed, noting the "shocking extent of the police state tactics" by the Obama administration. He recalled several scandalous happenings during Obama's "scandal free presidency," which nobody seems to remember.

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Colleges and universities should be home to a lively and open debate about questions both current and timeless, independent from a political bias or rules that stifle speech. Unfortunately for students, speaking out about personal beliefs or challenging political dogma can be a dangerous undertaking. I experienced this firsthand as an undergraduate, and I'm fighting that trend now as an adjunct professor.

In 2013, Glenn Beck was one of the most listened to radio personalities in the world. For a college senior with hopes of working on policy and media, a job working for Glenn was a ticket to big things. I needed a foot in the door and hoped to tap into the alumni network at the small liberal arts school where I was an undergrad. When I met with a career services specialist in early March 2013 about possible alumni connections to Glenn Beck, she disdainfully told me: "Why would you want to work for someone like him?" That was the beginning and end of our conversation.

I was floored by her response, and sent an email to the school complaining that her behavior was inappropriate. Her personal opinions, political or otherwise, I argued, shouldn't play a role in the decision to help students.

That isn't the kind of response a student should hear when seeking guidance and help in kick starting their career. Regardless of the position, a career specialist or professors' opinion or belief shouldn't be a factor in whether the student deserves access to the alumni network and schools' resources.

Now, seven years later, I work full time for a law firm and part time as an adjunct teaching business to undergraduate students. The culture at colleges and universities seems to have gotten even worse, unfortunately, since I was an undergrad.

College is a time to explore, dream big and challenge assumptions.

I never want to see a student told they shouldn't pursue their goals, regardless of their personal or political beliefs. College is a time to explore, dream big and challenge assumptions. I never got access to the alumni network or schools' resources from the career services office.

Lucky for students in 2020, there are several legal organizations that help students protect their rights when an issue goes beyond what can be handled by an undergraduate facing tremendous pressure from a powerful academic institution. Organizations like Speech First and the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), for instance, are resources I wish I knew about at the time.

When I experienced mistreatment from my college, I spoke up and challenged the behavior by emailing the administration and explaining what happened. I received a letter from the career services specialist apologizing for the "unprofessional comment."

What she described in that apology as a "momentary lapse of good judgement" was anything but momentary. It was indicative of the larger battle for ideas that has been happening on college campuses across the country. In the past seven years, the pressure, mistreatment and oppression of free expression have only increased. Even right now, some are raising concerns that campus administrations are using the COVID-19 pandemic to limit free speech even further. Social distancing guidelines and crowd size may both be used to limit or refuse controversial speakers.

Students often feel pressure to conform to a college or university's wishes. If they don't, they could be expelled, fail a class or experience other retribution. The college holds all the cards. On most campuses, the burden of proof for guilt in student conduct hearings is "more likely than not," making it very difficult for students to stand up for their rights without legal help.

As an adjunct professor, every student who comes to me for help in finding purpose gets my full support and my active help — even if the students' goals run counter to mine. But I have learned something crucial in my time in this role: It's not the job of an educator to dictate a student's purpose in life. I'm meant to help them achieve their dreams, no matter what.

Conner Drigotas is the Director of Communications and Development at a national law firm and is a Young Voices contributor.