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AROUND TOWN

Beware - Fundraising Ripoff

I just received a call from a fundraising group asking for donations that would be used to send CARE packages to our Servicemen...

Original post made by Ken in South Pleasanton on Jul. 22, 2009
Last comment by SteveP, on Jul 23, 2009 at 10:55 am | 9 comments | 1020 Views

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Fact Check - Obscene Profits

Interesting article regarding obscene profits of the healthcare insurance industry. http://apnews.myway.com/article/20091025/D9BI4D6O1.html Perhaps...

Original post made by Ken in South Pleasanton on Oct. 25, 2009
Last comment by jimf01, on Oct 29, 2009 at 9:00 am | 49 comments | 1906 Views

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Pelosi: Health care 'public option' needs new name

How stupid do they think we are? http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D9BIUUF02&show_article=1 Perhaps we should...

Original post made by Ken in South Pleasanton on Oct. 26, 2009
Last comment by Kaboom!, on Oct 30, 2009 at 10:32 pm | 94 comments | 2655 Views

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Obama: ĎItís the Post Office Thatís Always Having Problemsí

Check out this video where Obama compares government-run national healthcare to the post office http://www.breitbart.tv/obama-its-the-post-office-thats-always-having-problems/ ...

Original post made by Ken in South Pleasanton on Aug. 11, 2009
Last comment by Big Poppa, on Aug 11, 2009 at 8:24 pm | 1 comment | 1079 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Who paid for all those Yes on G signs?

It is interesting to see all the Yes on G signs around town. These are not cheap hand-painted grass-roots signs stapled to...

Original post made by Ken in South Pleasanton on May. 31, 2009
Last comment by Bel, on Jun 2, 2009 at 4:06 pm | 14 comments | 1377 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Measure G Oversight Committee Has No Clout

Quoted from the text of measure G: "an independent citizen oversight committee with a minimum of seven members shall be...

Original post made by Ken in South Pleasanton on May. 31, 2009
Last comment by Stacey, on Jun 1, 2009 at 9:14 am | 1 comment | 1323 Views

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President Obama Walks the Talk with Budget Slashing

I was pleased to see that President Obama took the axe and red ink to the proposed federal budget, removing one-half of one...

Original post made by Ken in South Pleasanton on May. 8, 2009
Last comment by Smart enough to know very little, on May 8, 2009 at 10:46 pm | 6 comments | 1495 Views

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Biden Speaks Out on Russia

Check out this piece of diplomacy from our VP Joe Biden: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/07/27/AR2009072701154_pf.html I'm...

Original post made by Ken in South Pleasanton on Jul. 27, 2009
Last comment by Ken in South Pleasanton, on Jul 28, 2009 at 8:33 am | 4 comments | 1141 Views

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How many more Billions of Dollars...:?

How many more billions of dollars in pork will our House representatives add to the healthcare bill before they finally try...

Original post made by Ken in South Pleasanton on Nov. 3, 2009
Last comment by reader, on Nov 4, 2009 at 9:48 am | 3 comments | 1000 Views

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How to run a Townhall Meeting

Thank you Nancy for reminding us of how to run a townhall meeting. http://www.breitbart.tv/06-flashback-pelosi-tells-anti-war-protesters-im-a-fan-of-disruptors/ Perhaps...

Original post made by Ken in South Pleasanton on Aug. 14, 2009
Last comment by Ken in South Pleasanton, on Aug 14, 2009 at 5:17 pm | 4 comments | 1052 Views

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What are they hiding in the Health Care proposal?

I'm appalled that our Senators and Representatives in Washington feel the need to keep the content of the health care reform...

Original post made by Ken in South Pleasanton on Oct. 12, 2009
Last comment by poster boy, on Oct 14, 2009 at 1:43 pm | 28 comments | 1647 Views

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Schwarzenegger proposes selling San Quentin and other state assets

Gov. Schwarzenegger has proposed selling San Quentin and other state assets as a way to raise money to offset the budget...

Original post made by Ken in South Pleasanton on May. 14, 2009
Last comment by Cholo, on May 14, 2009 at 4:08 pm | 4 comments | 1655 Views

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Rep. Massa: I will vote against the interests of my district

So much for a representative democracy. It is this type of thinking that causes many of us to work for making in-cumbents...

Original post made by Ken in South Pleasanton on Aug. 17, 2009
Last comment by Me Too, on Aug 17, 2009 at 11:23 pm | 1 comment | 1116 Views

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Tera'bama

With the trillions of debt dollars that Obama is insisting on running up, I going to start referring to him at Tera'bama...

Original post made by Ken in South Pleasanton on Jul. 3, 2009
Last comment by Don't spend it till you got it, on Jul 6, 2009 at 8:53 pm | 4 comments | 1286 Views

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Solution to future Budget Deadlocks in CA?

Quoted from Tri Valley Herald article reporting on declaration of fiscal emergency on Thursday: "Under the declaration,...

Original post made by Ken in South Pleasanton on Jul. 3, 2009
Last comment by Alison, on Jul 3, 2009 at 2:49 pm | 1 comment | 4146 Views

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AARP Betrayal of Trust finally official

I received an email from AARP with the title "Today we took a stand for you". With friends like this, who needs enemies?...

Original post made by Ken in South Pleasanton on Nov. 5, 2009
Last comment by Resident, on Nov 8, 2009 at 10:50 am | 45 comments | 2308 Views

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McNerney to speak August 25, Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce

Jerry McNerney will be addressing a luncheon meeting of the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce on August 25. Here is a link to...

Original post made by Ken in South Pleasanton on Aug. 19, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1107 Views

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Lunch with Jerry McNerney, August 25

Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce is hosting a lunch with Jerry McNerney, August 25. This is open to all but requires reservations....

Original post made by Ken in South Pleasanton on Aug. 19, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1197 Views

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Obama creates jobs...in Brazil!

All the hype during the Obama campaign about creating jobs in the US, punishing US companies that ship jobs overseas, and...

Original post made by Ken in South Pleasanton on Aug. 19, 2009
Last comment by mark, on Aug 21, 2009 at 2:33 pm | 18 comments | 1308 Views

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Firms with Obama ties profit from health push

Isn't this the type of cronyism that Obama promised would "change" when he was elected? http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090819/ap_on_go_pr_wh/us_health_care_consultants The...

Original post made by Ken in South Pleasanton on Aug. 19, 2009
Last comment by mark, on Aug 20, 2009 at 2:44 pm | 5 comments | 1050 Views
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Hotel and more big box stores planned for El Charro Road
By Tim Hunt | 3 comments | 641 views

Representing me or my money?
By Roz Rogoff | 5 comments | 483 views