If you go outside, you can see the marina shown above.Well, I went outside and it is still my front yard. What did I do wrong? :)
San Diego hotel owner Doug Manchester gave $125,000 to anti-gay campaigners in January of last year—an early infusion of cash that paid for the signature-gathering to get Proposition 8 on the ballot.In response, Californians Against Hate teamed up with the hotel workers’ union Unite Here to lead a boycott of the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel and the Grand del Mar Resort. The boycott has cost Doug Manchester $7 million at the Hyatt property alone, and shown that there are consequences for those who attack the rights of minority groups, advocate discrimination and oppose the rights of workers. For more than a year, Manchester has refused to meet with those leading the boycott, and he has never apologized.Instead, his latest strategy is to try and break the boycott by offering free conference rooms to LGBT organizations if they’ll break ranks and hold events at his hotels. He’s also tried to give away $25,000, but we believe he has found no one who would accept it. He first offered the cash to any national organization that supports “civil unions,” then to Equality California, which refused the offer, and now to any “registered 501(c)3” that will apply. The money is a tax write-off for Manchester and could never be used to fund a ballot initiative to repeal Prop 8.Last week, San Diego LGBT, labor, and progressive leaders and organizations pledged not to let Doug Manchester’s scheme divide our community. Today, the Courage Campaign and Equality California are calling on our members across the state to join the boycott and show that we are united.Do not stay at the Manchester Grand Hyatt
we were in SD for the Charger/KC game last Sunday and are headed off to CLE Thursday to visit Tina's family and go to the CLE/SD game.enjoy your time in sunny SD mojo, we'll be freezing our asses off.
MOJO, even though you managed a post, COME HOME! The blogosphere as I know it has gone dead without you and bastin. I miss your positive presence.
Good to see you shooting when you travel. A little over a week away until my camera is in Vegas. Wish you were going too
Hey MM--Bob and I are staying at the Hyatt. Give us a call. Jennbridge.
Hi. It's Bob and Jenn. We're staying at the Hyatt. We'd like to hear from you so we can arrange to meet.
I'm doing the daily bulletin - come by the office anytime between 1 pm and 2 am. Love to meet you- it's on 2nd floor seagate tower
@KenP: haha@Powell: You comments are well written, and I'm leaving them here.@Smokee: Beautiful weather here, someone has to enjoy it, glad it's me.AT Crash, OhCaptain: thx for the comments.
That's a lovely lobby! Have fun :)
San Diego is lovely. Are you holding your event at the Manchester Grand Hyatt that is being boycotted or somewhere else?
@Wolynski: I didn't know anything about a boycot, but when I googled it, I found this:http://www.boycottmanchesterhotels.com/
In all fairness, who knew about this boycott? I didn't, until Powell pointed it out. Maybe someone should've told you sooner.People are boycotting Whole Foods, because the CEO is anti-health care. I boycott them, because they're too expensive and it always smells real bad in there.