Posted by m, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jul 22, 2009 at 7:19 am
The "Obama is a boogie-man" theory is getting a little long in the tooth. Hitler blamed the Jews, Old Southern Whites blamed the Negro, the jihad Muslim blames the White Devil ... and Pleasanton conservatives blame Obama. The world is complex. The issues daunting. As I have mentioned before, history does not bode well for societies who transfer their ills to prejudicial scapegoats. Let's grow up and find a more comprehensive solution to the problem other than "The Devil made me do it".
Posted by m, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jul 22, 2009 at 8:26 am
Bobby & J
Boy, you guys are like arguing with my two year old. Jsays "He called me a bad name first" ... Bobby says "I'm rubber your glue ..." Yeah! Very brilliant on your part guys.
The more I think about it Sarah Palin and Joe the Plumber's logic structure sure has made an impression on people like you. Your first grade teacher must be proud to know you haven't budged from her class.
Now, when you're ready to get serious, what I am saying is that reducing complexity to scapegoats is a dangerous slope. It never leads to a productive conclusion. History does not bode well for myopic thinking. Remain adult, think rationally. We don't have to agree, but we should at least be at an adult reading level to do our part in governing this nation.
Posted by Hey m, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jul 22, 2009 at 9:40 am
Hey "m", did you even read the article, it was from the "Christian Science Monitor" which is a well respected and fairly impartial publication. Where did the "boogie man" theory come from ? I didn't see it.