You’ll Be Wasting Your Time and a LOT OF YOUR MONEY – For Nothing…
Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen
I can already predict the results of the Preliminary Injunction Hearing. I’ll publish the results just as soon as I see the Judge’s signed order. I don’t need to be anywhere around the Courthouse to get that information. So, I don’t need to go there, and neither do you.
My strong suggestion to you – DO NOT GO THERE… Wait for a victory celebration to be scheduled in a public place where you can bring the children, and dress casually – somewhere other than downtown San Diego on a Friday afternoon.
San Diego traffic is described as the 17th worst in the world. Friday afternoons have to be the worst of the worst. Downtown San Diego, around the courthouses, on Friday is one solid traffic jam. You simply cannot get anywhere. For that reason alone anyone with a brain has to decide if the trip there is worthwhile, or not. Then there is the fact that the I5 Freeway is jammed solid, in both directions, on Friday afternoon all the way to San Clemente.
Had there been the opportunity to bring together SB 277 victims in one spot to commiserate about the situation and meet the attorneys and leaders working on the SB 277 lawsuit, and hear them, it might have been something to consider.
But, that’s not happening. For a number of reasons the lawyers are NOT going to announce anything until the Judge gives them a Signed Order. That may not happen on Friday, August 12th.
There were supposed to be two events organized for the day. One in the morning, and one in the afternoon. For a couple of reasons neither one has developed any substance. The first one is described to ”meet on the Courthouse steps at 10 AM…”
Ummm – there ARE NO COURTHOUSE STEPS so-to-speak.
The Courthouse building is a half block wide, one block long, sixteen stories tall, and has four sides. There are no outside meeting areas, You cannot set anything up, and there is no shade – no place to sit, what-so-ever. Since, the building itself is a Federal Courthouse, the SECURITY is higher than an airport by a factor of ten, and if you can’t tell the Security people (Federal Marshals) what business you have in or around the courthouse, you are not going to get into the building. Drug Gangs are on trial inside. Their support network is outside waiting to get in, standing close to you. To the Federal Marshals YOU don’t look any different than a drug family – consider that.
Since the attorneys cannot speak to the audience, the second event has been taken over by the “Vaxxed” bus people, and the meeting is all about ”Vaxxed” not SB 277. If you are a “Vaxxed” follower and need another dose of Andrew Wakefield, Polly Tommy, Del Bigtree, etc, here’s your opportunity.
But, I’ll pass…
Don’t get me wrong – I support “Vaxxed,” but not with my own presence on a San Diego Friday afternoon, or evening, in an expensive hotel lobby.
The SB277 Lawsuit is an important issue all by itself. I have legitimate concerns about tying the SB277 fight to the issues surrounding “Vaxxed.” For obvious reasons we do not want the SB277 lawsuit story tied to “Vaxxed’s” problems, nor Andrew Wakefield’s personal baggage, in the eyes of the world, and especially the San Diego media.
The San Diego media is not our friend, and would take ANY and EVERY opportunity to play the Wakefield card against the SB 277 Lawsuit.
Unfortunately, the attorneys have decided NOT TO SPEAK to any groups on August 12th, 2016, and will communicate, only in writing, through Press Releases, etc.
So, don’t bother showing up if you are looking to meet the lawyers, for SB 277 information.
If You Really Want to Drive to Downtown San Diego for the Afternoon/Evening Event…
If you really want to go to the “Exclusive” afternoon event you MUST APPLY on EventBrite, and BE APPROVED, and IF you are approved you will be given the location of the event.
Well, for those of you who can’t make the cut, so-to-speak, or are just curious, I’ll tell you what you will be NOT missing.
The afternoon/evening Event will be held at the Five-Star Downtown Westin Hotel – no particular room – they didn’t reserve one. You just go into the lobby and hang out over by the restaurant. Really…
If you are driving there, parking is thirty bucks, unless you get Valet Service – that’s more. Lunch should run you only about 40 bucks apiece – and dinner 80 bucks apiece.
But, for those with ”groupie” instincts… you could have dinner with the “Vaxxed” bus people.
If you want to go to a “Vaxxed” promo event – go ahead.
I’m going to save my energies for something SB 277 lawsuit related.
Why not save your money, and energy, for the Injunction victory celebration? The one that could be scheduled for an open area where kids would be welcome? Like Balboa Park – over by the San Diego Zoo. Where there is FREE parking and the subject, for the day, would be the SB277 lawsuit.
Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen