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Read the attached link and next time you hear someone describe themselves as a PROGRESSIVE think about it.

Original post made by mmm,mmm,mmm, Another Pleasanton neighborhood, on Oct 16, 2009

Recently I have heard quite a few folks describe themselves as PROGRESSIVES and we should all know what they mean.


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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Oct 16, 2009 at 3:13 pm

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Why that article? Why not start with reading a definition of progressivism? Teddy Roosevelt was a progressive, you know.


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Posted by Pete
a resident of Bonde Ranch
on Oct 16, 2009 at 3:19 pm

I had heard they were a bit sick and had tried to water down their image by calling themselves progressives but it is not working. Wooddrow Wilson was also a progressive and that was. Disaster. Now everytime I hear someone destribe themselves that way I will know they are truly sick and dangerous.


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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Oct 16, 2009 at 3:24 pm

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Web Link and Web Link


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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Oct 16, 2009 at 3:25 pm

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Progressives gave us the initiative system.


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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Oct 16, 2009 at 3:27 pm

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"Many progressives such as Louis Brandeis hoped to make American governments better able to serve the people's needs by making governmental operations and services more efficient and rational."

Hey, sounds like small government, fiscal responsibility!


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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Oct 16, 2009 at 3:28 pm

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"One example of progressive reform was the rise of the city manager system, in which paid, professional administrators ran the day-to-day affairs of city governments under guidelines established by elected city councils."

Now that's Progressive, Pleasanton!


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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Oct 16, 2009 at 3:40 pm

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Well then, I think it can be concluded that what right-wing talking heads have been calling "liberals" are really progressives. Can we start calling "conservatives" as "liberals"?

Oh it's so confusing!


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Posted by !
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 16, 2009 at 4:17 pm

Progressives have very similar, if not the same, goals as the American Communist Party, based in New York. The American Communist Party was a very strong supporter of Obama during his campaign.

Here is its website below. Read about the "Program of the American Communist Party" below. Then ask yourself, where does this organization's goals differ from Obama and his Administration? (There is no difference.)

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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Oct 16, 2009 at 5:55 pm

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I don't understand what kind of point you're trying to make. Both political philosophies are on the left-end of the political spectrum, so? One could dig up something similar about Republicans and an equally extreme party such as the American Nationalists.


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Posted by !
a resident of Amador Estates
on Oct 16, 2009 at 6:53 pm

My point is that there is zero difference between the Obama democrats and the American Communist Party. Their goals are the same.

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Posted by poster boy
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 16, 2009 at 7:59 pm

Oh come on exclamation point. Obama hates america WAY more than the communist party does. They're not even close. You can read about it in my book i'm writing: "Obama Hates America WAY More Than the Pinko Commies" It's chocked full of baseless accusations and conclusions grabbed out of thin air. You'll love it! Retails for 49.99. Pre-order your copy today...


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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Oct 16, 2009 at 9:51 pm

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I don't think you can make that kind of link. Sure, many goals may seem the same because the political philosophies are both on the left, but progressivism and socialism are not the same. Of course, being on the right and looking left you may have an illusion that all of the left is the same. This is no different from a person being on the left looking right and thinking that everyone on the right is the same.


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Posted by Poster Boy
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 16, 2009 at 10:11 pm

Stacey,

if you read your lind with wilkipedia and the socialist link in detail there are a lot of consistencies with Obama and what he is trying to do. Very simple if you look and think deeply.


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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Oct 16, 2009 at 10:32 pm

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I'm sorry, poster boy, but regulation of large corporations and outright State ownership of the means of production are not the same.


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Posted by Stay Cool
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 16, 2009 at 10:33 pm

Not making any progress with his own name, unknown right wing extremist hijacks a name he knows will get attention to call out "linds" with "wilkipedia!"
Fake Poster alert!
Very simple, indeed!


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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Oct 16, 2009 at 10:34 pm

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I know, you're going to point out government purchases of stock in companies that have failed as ownership of the means of production. We've done in before in the past and ownership was not retained. A bailout is not ownership of the means of production.


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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Oct 16, 2009 at 10:36 pm

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It could be poser boy. *shrug* The point of the message is the same no matter who wrote it.


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Posted by Stay Cool
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 16, 2009 at 10:40 pm

Poser Boy, that's perfect!


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Posted by poster boy
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 16, 2009 at 11:02 pm

I don't mind, really. What's in a name? A poster boy is a poster boy is a poster boy. Or as Freud said, "sometimes a poster boy is just a poster boy." But i prefer the comments of martin luther king (rabid communist, black man, and winner of the nobel peace prize just like our dangerous president), when he said: "I have a dream that one day people will judge a post not by the appearance of the name, but by the content of its character."


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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Oct 16, 2009 at 11:13 pm

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Man, now that's biting satire.


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