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Wellllll................tell me about the meeting

Original post made by Frank, Highland Oaks, on Mar 19, 2012

Had to work tonight and could not attend the Planning Commission meeting.
Want to hear all about. How 'bout a blow by blow.
And let's keep the comments to those that DID go, not those who only want to run their mouth.

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Posted by Nancy
a resident of Nolan Farms
on Mar 19, 2012 at 9:01 pm

It was really awful. The union must have bussed in 3-4 thousand thugs. My husband and I tried to attend, but we couldn't get past all the union busses that were blocking traffic. We had to walk the last 18 blocks to get there, and they wouldn't allow us a seat because they had all been taken up by union slobs. The three hippie stooges would only allow union attendees, and they thumbed their big red union sock puppet noses at all the real residents of Pleasanton. I've never seen such a fiasco. You should see our backyard from all the corrupt union revelry that was going on last night. My husband had to hose out the back of his pick-up truck four times because of all the union droppings -- they call 'em calling cards -- that they left for us to fret over. My husband told them that they need to own up to their scatological violence, but they just laughed and said their motive was to take away as much of everyone's freedom as possible.


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Posted by Frank
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Mar 19, 2012 at 9:12 pm

Oh please "Nancy" Give it up would you.
I asked a genuine question.


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Posted by Pete
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 19, 2012 at 9:19 pm

Nothing happened... just giggling,laughing, lots of talk about the future winner of "Dancing with the Stars" Nice theater... Actually there were 152 people there. We found out that Tom Foley(property manager), didn't find Walmart...Walmart found Tom Foley. Kay was dressed wonderfully. Overall, it was a bummer for the news stations. Arne is making run for future council seat-with final speech. What was the fuss?


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Posted by curious
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 19, 2012 at 9:28 pm

Appellants didn't bother to show. Union guys sat in the back couple of rows but didn't speak. Looks like it was a dry run for the union to find out what Wal Mart had planned for the meeting in preparation for the appeal to the City Council. A black-eye for Sullivan so to speak. Huge waste of staff's time preparing for a non-event.


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Posted by Pete
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 19, 2012 at 9:39 pm

curious, actually it wasn't wasted time. It was respectfully run. A non-event meant no trouble. That was good. "Appellants didn't bother to show." that is the only truth


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Posted by Pete
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 19, 2012 at 9:39 pm

curious, actually it wasn't wasted time. It was respectfully run. A non-event meant no trouble. That was good. "Appellants didn't bother to show." that is the only truth


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Posted by b
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 19, 2012 at 9:40 pm

"Kay was dressed wonderfully."

LOL. Thank you for that.


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Posted by Pete
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 19, 2012 at 9:47 pm

Have to tell it like it is...


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Posted by Chemist
a resident of Downtown
on Mar 20, 2012 at 8:55 am

Facts:
35 people, almost all Pleasanton residents, spoke in favor of free enterprise, rule of law, more jobs, and increased shopping convenience for the residents of the Meadows and commuters coming from adjacent cities. 1 person spoke against allowing the new Walmart Neighborhood market (in favor of the appeal) on the basis that it would negatively impact other grocery stores in Pleasanton.
Opinion:
This is a waste of our time and resources, a waste of Walmart's time and resources, a waste of the property owner's time and resources, and another example of why California is losing businesses to other states and other countries. Why does a business who wants to bring jobs to our community have to deal with this? If I were them, I would take my market to San Antonio.
Chemist


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Posted by Angus
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 20, 2012 at 10:50 am

After much information, truth, suppositon, agenda driven propaganda, and downright lies, intermingled with misguided imaginings, it would appear good sense, reason, and fairness will prevail. I welcome Walmart, and hope the store is a positive addition to our community. If not, it will surely fail. This is how enterprise works. We the people of our little city will indeed decide. Walmart however this little drama ends, has asked for nothing more than the chance to do business. I wish them success.


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Posted by Harriet B. Hind
a resident of Siena
on Mar 20, 2012 at 7:48 pm

WALMART is going in---YEAH. I will be applying for a job there.


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Posted by Olfthl
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Mar 20, 2012 at 9:53 pm

Interesting how several negative comments regarding Sullivan's misdirected efforts have been removed from this forum. Hmmmm!


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Posted by Nancy
a resident of Nolan Farms
on Mar 21, 2012 at 8:37 am

Hmmmmmm. Is Sullivan behind the caravan of 300 busses that brought in union thugs the other evening? Hmmmmm. I don't think we can relax, because those union members sitting in the back are plotting to do SOMETHING with those 3-4 thousand protesters they brought into the city. Maybe it's the NEXT meeting that they're going to try to disrupt! I wish the Patriot Act applied to city council members who prove themselves to be communists in their support of union terrorist tactics as applied at the Firehouse the other night. As for those people sitting in the back row, they were union terrorists. I could see it in the expression on their faces. They were just waiting to unload a dump in somebody's pick-up truck. I pity those guys.


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Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger
a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Mar 21, 2012 at 9:22 am

Gollum, hmmmmm, you'd think you'd be more concerned for the kids with guns at their heads than for anyone at the meeting.


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Posted by Nancy
a resident of Nolan Farms
on Mar 21, 2012 at 10:03 am

Gollum, KR and me are on to you! Quit trying to make a mountain out of a mole hill. Walmart and its use of forced child labor? If you really were against Walmart you'd give money to orphanages in Mexico. But you're not really against Walmart. And you don't care about enslaved children. No, you're against the unsanitary unions that drop their calling cards in P-town residents' pick-up trucks. Gollum, I pity you!!!


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Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger
a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Mar 21, 2012 at 10:28 am

Kathleen Ruegsegger is a registered user.

See the answer on the other post. Do something to directly help everyone you are worried about. Otherwise it is just blather to cover up for the union goals.


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Posted by Garrett
a resident of Nolan Farms
on Mar 21, 2012 at 10:34 am

Unions with their outrageous demands and inflexible contracts which prohibited companies from automating portions of the manufacturing process are responsible for driving manufacturing companies out of the U.S. to other nations.

Every retailer, from Walmart to Pottery Barn to Restoration Hardware, sources items from China.


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Posted by Nancy
a resident of Nolan Farms
on Mar 21, 2012 at 3:25 pm

Right you are, Garrett. Good thinking! Multinationals aren't responsible for outsourcing overseas, unions are. Multinationals like Walmart and Apple are simply victims of the union thugs. Walmart wouldn't have to procure most of its goods from Asian forced child labor sweat shops if it weren't for the union thugs who keep preventing Walmart from mechanizing. You and Karen Ruggsinegger ought to get together. You both think alike!


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Posted by Garrett
a resident of Nolan Farms
on Mar 21, 2012 at 3:32 pm

All those toys/trinkets on the toy shelf aisles for the toy aisles of Safeway and Lucky stores come from China, Nance. They aren't make in the US. They are the same toys sold at Walmart. So why is Safeway and Lucky procuring toys/trinkets from overseas? Is that because toys/trinkets are no longer made in the U.S.? Why hasn't your union cried foul for Safeway and Lucky stores selling products made in the China?

(Why? Because you really don't care. You just care about your wages.)


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