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Republicans DIVIDE the Community!

Original post made by PEACE on Jun 4, 2009

Yes, I hear the Right Wing Radicals crying about "more taxes" and bashing the teachers, for being compensated justly!

The Pleasanton community has retained property values BETTER than MOST communities in California, BECAUSE of the SCHOOLS, similar to Palo Alto.

The average decline in property value in CA is reaching 60%!!

The median income in Pleasanton is WAY above most communities.

Measure G may have not been a perfect solution, but we are not a perfect society with perfect solutions.

The REPUBLICAN Governer has run California into the ground! To little, to late!

Now were going to have to cut Medicare and Healthy Families off completely! This is going to leave several million kids with NO MEDICAL Insurance!

Now that's a solution! Emergency rooms will be filled to the brim and TAX PAYERS will have a burden MUCH more drastic than leaving these programs in place.

Hundreds of local teachers, police, firefighters will be laid off.

FIFTY EIGHT THOUSAND inmate are going to be released into our communities.

You REPUBLICANS say these are all sacre tactics. Not so, as CA is OUT of FUNDS in LESS that TWO WEEKS!

$233 per year for 4 years would have been a VERY small price to pay, in an attmept to save our schools!

Comments (41)

Posted by marsha, a resident of Downtown
on Jun 4, 2009 at 10:33 am

Dear "PEACE,"

Before you make any more grossly inaccurate generalizations about conservatives (of which our Governor Arnold is NOT ... he is NOT implementing conservative policies and programs...he is a liberal democrat through and through)...

I suggest you pick up a copy of Mark Levin's best selling book (which you'll not hear anything about on the Mainstream Media...called "Liberty and Tyranny". It will tell you who is "dividing" and tearing apart this Country and our Constitution brick-by-brick.

Here is a link below...

Web Link





Posted by Enough, a resident of Del Prado
on Jun 4, 2009 at 10:51 am

Peace, The election is OVER


Posted by Mark, a resident of Amador Estates
on Jun 4, 2009 at 10:57 am

Levin began his broadcast career as a guest on conservative talk radio programs. For many years he was a frequent contributor of legal opinions to The Rush Limbaugh Show, where Limbaugh referred to him on-air as "F. Lee Levin," a tongue-in-cheek reference to the famous defense attorney F. Lee Bailey. He was also a contributor to The Sean Hannity Show and eventually got a radio slot of his own, on WABC, following Sean Hannity's program. Hannity has nicknamed Mark Levin "The Great One." Levin and Hannity remain frequent contributors to each other's programs, often calling in and facetiously referring to each other as "Doctor Hannity" and "Doctor Levin.


ENOUGH SAID! Right Wing Radical!!!


Posted by AVHS Dad, a resident of Stoneridge Park
on Jun 4, 2009 at 11:01 am

AVHS Dad is a registered user.

It's prop 13 all over again, only worse.


Posted by mary, a resident of Foothill Farms
on Jun 4, 2009 at 11:02 am

mark..

Agreed, Right Wing Radical, full of beans.

"New York—In what could only be labeled as abject stupidity, Simon & Schuster has dared to publish Mark Levin's new book: Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto. The book is yet another tired example of writings from a whack job, and is scheduled for release March 24, 2009"


Posted by Know about RED, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 4, 2009 at 11:39 am

Peace,
In your "perfect world", there will be:
Only one political party, like China.
Only one acceptable way to think.
Those that don't play by your rules will be forced to, through re-education camps.
Those that don't re-educate will be forced to leave.
Those that refuse to leave will be imprisoned, or worse.
Peace, it's clear who your role models are, they go by these names: Marx, Engels, Lenin, Stalin, Mao, Sar (Pol Pot), Guevara, Castro, Chaves.
Please remember this: An eagle that soars high and wide needs two wings to fly. ;)


Posted by Rick Patterson, a resident of Ridgeview Commons
on Jun 4, 2009 at 11:50 am

Marsha,
Levin's new book is excellent. I have heard great things about another one of his books – Men in Black (about our U.S. Supreme Court).
Peace, Mary and Mark, ad hominem attackers, all. Please go after the substance of an argument, not the person.


Posted by ?, a resident of Downtown
on Jun 4, 2009 at 11:51 am

Who is doing the dividing here? Look in the mirror.

Peace; in case you hadn't noticed this state has been controlled by Democrats and the unions for many years. The governor, Republican or Democrat, does not approve spending. But you are correct that the state has been run into the ground. Your anger should be directed at the state legislature. Will you be voting against the incumbants in the next election? Probably not....you'll just vote the party line.


Posted by Mom, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 4, 2009 at 11:57 am

It's headlines like THAT that divide the community.


Posted by Sarah F., a resident of Country Fair
on Jun 4, 2009 at 12:01 pm

For Peace and many, many fellow travelers, when "we" are rid of Republicans, or better yet, when "we" rid ourselves of Conservatives, all will be right in the world.
How sad, how naive.
Peace, move to Caracas, Venezuela, you'll like it there with Big Hugo.


Posted by PEACE, a resident of Foothill Knolls
on Jun 4, 2009 at 12:09 pm

I chose the name PEACE, because I figured that would really upset the Right Wing Radicals!

Red and Sarah F. Do you care to clarify how my opinion and statements relate to these obsurd remarks, in detail?

Thanks,

PEACE


Posted by *YAWN*, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 4, 2009 at 12:10 pm

blah blah blah!


Posted by jones, a resident of Castlewood
on Jun 4, 2009 at 12:14 pm

Yawn,

Thanks for telling us what RUSH is saying these days.. Mucho appreciato


Posted by Know about RED, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 4, 2009 at 12:28 pm

Come on PEACE, if you really work at it, you can figure it out.


Posted by Kim, a resident of Valley Trails
on Jun 4, 2009 at 12:33 pm

jones and Peace and fellow thinkers,

Always better to tax and spend, and now you wonder what the "f" is wrong with our state. Bet you voted for just about all the bonds and taxes over the past decade.

"Help us, Obama, we're out of MONEY!!"


Posted by Pleasanton resident, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 4, 2009 at 7:07 pm

PEACE, I bet you voted against the governor's special propositions a few years ago, the ones that if passed, might have meant things would not be so bad today. But no, voters had to have their way and keep the party going...just add it all to the tab, and now the tab is due.

And yeah, blame it all on the governor...not the voters who overuled him, and voted in the legislators who made sure spending would keep on outstripping population growth and inflation by obscene amounts..as long as there's one republican somewhere, let's blame it all on him.

I cannot believe how economically (and historically) illiterate CA voters are when they make these claims. And who are you kidding? CA is an *extremely* liberal state, if you haven't noticed all the bumper stickers around here not to mention how the state has voted since about 1992. And how's that liberalism doing for us so far?

No, the only ones dividing the community are folks like yourself who believe in insulting and name calling anyone who dares to have different opinions than you do. That's facism, and it's alive and well in America in 2009.


Posted by Todd, a resident of Downtown
on Jun 4, 2009 at 10:09 pm

Is there a way we can convince all the Pleasanton Republicans to move to Texas or some other hell-hole "Red State" so they can have their "low taxes"? Any ideas?


Posted by Wow, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 4, 2009 at 10:21 pm

Todd,

I wonder if those were the first thoughts of Hitler when he was trying to "rid" himself and his nation of Jews.

How sad, no, how sickening that you could even think, yet alone write such a thing.

If it wasn't for Conservatives and thier values, you wouldn't have an America. You'd either be an English subject, or speaking German and living Hitler's dream for you. Thank God we rationale, sane humans think bigger of your freedoms to open your big fat mouth.

Keep it up, Commie. You might just get what you want...


Posted by Get help, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 4, 2009 at 10:23 pm

Hey Todd-ler, I mean Re-Todd.

You really think these things? Get help.


Posted by Very Concerned, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 5, 2009 at 6:22 am

Pleasanton resident - you are right on target. Your post deserves a repeat!

Dear liberal friends, including many in my family. I love you and will defend your right to free speach, even if I must sacrifice my life in defense of our nation's constitution. Please remember, our freedoms are not free. I pray that God blesses this great experiment called the United States of America.

Posted by Pleasanton resident, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, 11 hours ago

PEACE, I bet you voted against the governor's special propositions a few years ago, the ones that if passed, might have meant things would not be so bad today. But no, voters had to have their way and keep the party going...just add it all to the tab, and now the tab is due.




And yeah, blame it all on the governor...not the voters who overuled him, and voted in the legislators who made sure spending would keep on outstripping population growth and inflation by obscene amounts..as long as there's one republican somewhere, let's blame it all on him.




I cannot believe how economically (and historically) illiterate CA voters are when they make these claims. And who are you kidding? CA is an *extremely* liberal state, if you haven't noticed all the bumper stickers around here not to mention how the state has voted since about 1992. And how's that liberalism doing for us so far?

No, the only ones dividing the community are folks like yourself who believe in insulting and name calling anyone who dares to have different opinions than you do. That's facism, and it's alive and well in America in 2009.


Posted by Not surprised, a resident of Birdland
on Jun 5, 2009 at 8:23 am

Todd,

Since the Republicans are destroying your life here, why don't you just pack up and move to one Venezuela, Cuba, or North Korea. As long as you toe-the-line they would be happy to have you. And there are no dissenting voices to get you upset.


Posted by Not surprised, a resident of Birdland
on Jun 5, 2009 at 8:26 am

Oh by the way Todd, since you are opposed to low taxes, can we assume that you pay extra taxes on April 15th, when you send in your property tax bill, or when you shop? Do you make sure to send in your sales tax to the state when you purchase something over the Internet? I didn't think so.


Posted by LN, a resident of Val Vista
on Jun 5, 2009 at 12:27 pm

Peace,

I have a great idea... how about we all appoint you as the representative of our community. That way you can VOTE for all of us; after all, your opinion is the only one that counts, and you appear to know what's best for everyone in the community. It doesn't seem like there's much left for the rest of us to do or say, you've got it all figured out for us. In fact, we can all just leave our brains at home every day and let you do all of our thinking for us too. Wow, what a relief it is to have someone like you to save us from ourselves.

Sheesh, I hope you see how ridiculous your post is.


Posted by LN, a resident of Val Vista
on Jun 5, 2009 at 12:32 pm

Very Concerned,

I take exception to your comment that California is a "Very Liberal State." A more accurate comment would be that California is a State with many Liberal Voters. Overgeneralizing does nothing to support a well thought out argument, in fact it diminishes the validity of everything else you say.


Posted by fred, a resident of Birdland
on Jun 5, 2009 at 12:35 pm

I'd like to thank all the Republicans and Tea Bag Heads for ruining our schools. I'm hopeful that as Pleasanton's demographics continue change, the conservatives in this town will get scared and move off to some backwards town in the Central Valley where they can live out their GOP fantasies. They can elect Joe the Plumber as their king.


Posted by LN, a resident of Val Vista
on Jun 5, 2009 at 1:20 pm

Fred,
In other words, the only people you want in this community are those who are like yourself. Is there really no room in a community for people of different opinions?

Why do you feel it's appropriate to refer to people in a demeaning manner. Does de-humanizing others make you feel superior? That's pretty narrow minded Fred.


Posted by Anonymous, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 5, 2009 at 1:30 pm

Fred & others,
Please stop posting comments that only create more divisiveness in the community.
As "Enough" said, the election is over.
It's time to move forward.
Send in your check for $233 to PUSD today, along with your pledge to send in the same amount or more over the next three years.
Our schools are't ruined - changed yes, but not ruined and that's a terrible thing to say on these blogs, particularly when so many students read these comments.
If you think it's unfair that the Yes on G voters contributions are benefitting the No on G people and their kids, life's not fair.
Please try to put behind you all the anger, and model behavior that is a good example for our children.


Posted by stacy k, a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Jun 5, 2009 at 1:38 pm

Free History Lesson:

The Great Depression in 1929 that occurred under Republican President Herbert Hoover and the Republican Congress set the stage for a more liberal government!

Enough said!


Posted by LN, a resident of Val Vista
on Jun 5, 2009 at 1:42 pm

Anonymous,

I certainly agree that it's time to move on, stop the attacks, and become more productive.

Regarding your comments about those who say it's unfair fthat Yes on G voters contributions will benefit No on G voters; has anyone considered that there may be many NO on G voters who are willing to donate to the schools at their discretion, but didn't want to be forced to do so through a Parcel Tax? I'll gladly donate to the schools my chilren attend, voluntarily, and based on my financial ability to do so. I would imagine that many other NO on G voters will feel the same.
I also feel that there will be many YES on G voters who won't donate at all. Overgeneralizing gets us nowhere.


Posted by PEACE, a resident of Foothill Knolls
on Jun 5, 2009 at 1:49 pm

"Posted by Not surprised, a resident of the Birdland neighborhood, 5 hours ago

Todd,

Since the Republicans are destroying your life here, why don't you just pack up and move to one Venezuela, Cuba, or North Korea. As long as you toe-the-line they would be happy to have you. And there are no dissenting voices to get you upset."

WTF do you Conservative meat heads keep bringing up Chavez, North Korea, Venezuela etc. suggesting that our president is pointing the country towards this direction?

PLEASE get a clue! BUSH ran the country more like a DICTATOR, more than any other president to date!

He was the "DECIDER" remember?

Also, you all may want to consider ADOPTING all the retarded, deformed, crack addicted babies that would number in the thousands locally, if you had your way.

I have NEVER seen a Christian, conservative, republican, ADOPT one of these kids! You dont want abortion, taxes, or public assistance, but you don't want to adopt one of these kids!


Posted by LN, a resident of Val Vista
on Jun 5, 2009 at 2:32 pm

Peace,

You have NEVER seen a Christian, conservative, or republican adopt a disadvantaged child? Are you intimating that you're privy to ALL adoptions in our area. Wow you're an amazing person.

Once again, you're generalizing which only serves to show that you're very narrow minded.

Once again, I say that we should all relinquish our votes and ideas over to you and allow you to think for everyone. You certainly have no tolerance for anyone who thinks differently than you do.

Would you really want to live in a society where everyone must think the same and act the same. Shouldn't we all be entitled to pursue our own agendas in life, even if that means adopting a child, or also choosing NOT to adopt one. Poor example on your part. From what you've written I will assume that you've adopted a "retarded, deformed, crack addicted" child.


Posted by leah, a resident of Downtown
on Jun 5, 2009 at 2:59 pm

Stacey:
I am a conservative and your brief 'history' lesson is correct. The only thing I would add is that the Depression was caused when Republicans steered away from their conservative ideals of limited government, less regulation, more promotion of free enterprise.

While I supported many of George W. Bush's policies, I was critical of him when he steered from conservative ideals of 'no bailouts' limited spending, tighter immigration, etc.

The main problem with our once beautiful State of California is that conservative ideals of limited government, low regulation, tighter immigration controls, etc. have not been carried out by our current RINO Governor Schwartzenkennedy, or previous liberal Governors.

So I can and do criticize Republicans when they veer from the conservative ideals that have made this country great.

By the way, when have you heard our current President ever hint that this country is great and that he is proud of the things it stands for? His silence on this subject speaks volumes to me and many others.


Posted by Brilliant!, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 6, 2009 at 10:16 pm

Leah,

You are 100% accurate! Where are you in this town and why haven't I found my new BFF? :0)

Your post was brilliant.

Thank you for articulating my exact thoughts!


Posted by Stacey, a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Jun 6, 2009 at 10:22 pm

Stacey is a registered user.

Leah,

I hope you're not confusing me with the poster above "stacy k".

Also, Republicans at the time of the Great Depression had vastly different economic policies than they do now. They were advocates of "mercantilism" and the sort of economic policy like "free market" was more of a Classical Liberalism policy.


Posted by Stacey, a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Jun 6, 2009 at 10:25 pm

Stacey is a registered user.

It was only in the late 70s with the rise of Neo-Conservatism (i.e., Reagan) that Republicans adopted the Classical Liberal economic policies of laissez faire.


Posted by C-Ya, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 7, 2009 at 1:11 pm

Peace- Your name is very contrary to your war-mongoring with people who are not of like mind. I certainly hope you ask everyone you meet what political party they associate with before you befriend them. I would hate to see you actually talking to a republican without knowing it. What a travesty it would be to interact with your enemy, who knows, you may learn something useful from them.


Posted by Pete, a resident of Downtown
on Jun 7, 2009 at 6:07 pm

Better take a good look at what is happening today in the european elections. The conservatives are sweeping to power and in a big way as the voters are sick of big government, big taxes, and bailouts. Look for this same thing to happen in California and the US if we are to survive.


Posted by JimJones, a resident of Downtown
on Jun 7, 2009 at 6:19 pm

"Look for this same thing to happen in California and the US if we are to survive."

Already happening! Look at the NEW topic RE: Conservatives
(&KIDS)
Now thats a Solution Huh! My God!


Posted by Pete, a resident of Downtown
on Jun 7, 2009 at 7:39 pm

Yes, I read it and more of the same out of Arnie/Kennedy. He has absolutely no idea what he is doing and I guess we don't either as we have elected him twice. He is nothing but scare tactics and refuses to take on the unions and that must be done in one way or another. We should file for bankrupcy immediately.


Posted by Grace, a resident of Highland Oaks
on Jun 7, 2009 at 8:05 pm

Leah, Google can help with short-term memory glitches... here's one of many references to President Obama being proud and loving the country we live in:

Yes, we can heal this nation. Yes, we can seize our future. And as we leave this great state with a new wind at our backs and we take this journey across this great country, a country we love, with the message we carry from the plains of Iowa to the hills of New Hampshire, from the Nevada desert to the South Carolina coast, the same message we had when we were up and when we were down, that out of many, we are one; that while we breathe, we will hope.

And where we are met with cynicism and doubt and fear and those who tell us that we can't, we will respond with that timeless creed that sums up the spirit of the American people in three simple words -- yes, we can."
-----
Positivity is hard for some, I know. But others of us try, in the face of it all... for ourselves AND for our children. The naysayers (many of them here on this forum, it seems, try to make the rest think that they are in the wrong for hoping for a kinder, better, more peaceful world... that we are the sick, unpatriotic, naive ones, hell-bent on bringing this "great country" to its knees, damning it to socialism or worse (oh no, the "C" word...!) But there are people here, yes, here in Pleasanton, who do think that a balance can be achieved.


Posted by Pete, a resident of Downtown
on Jun 7, 2009 at 8:21 pm

Grace, not sure who wrote those words for the messiah but his actions are anything but positive for the US and its people. Bought GM and Chrysler and now it is being contested in court as they way they did it was against the law, has turbo tax Tim in China begging for them to continue to buy our debt as they laugh at him, gives the green light to N. Korea and Iran in their nuclear aims by non action, critices Israel, in two years because of this idiot we will be borrowing 50 cents for every dollar we spend, demoralizes the CIA to the point he has to go to their offie to give them a pep talk, buys most of the major banks and forces the others to take the money so he can control them, most of his nominees are tax cheats including the guy in charge of the IRS, unemployment is approaching 10%, military retention is at a low (everyone opting out at a time of high unemployment), not meeting any recruitment quotas, wants to tax healthcare benefits, everyone hurting, and he decides he wants to have date night in New York so loads up all his secret service on 2 private jets and flies to the big apple for dinner and opera and then returns to DC that night at the same time he is critizing executives for taking private jets. Let's not forget our favorite California daughter brilliant Nancy (lies about the CIA) Pelosi who flies 2 jets back to Cali about each weekend at a cost of $300,000. Yep are group of real attached individuals fighting for us poor folk..............give me a break.


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