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Original post made by Rae, Mohr Park, on Aug 10, 2010

The Pleasanton Tea Party (PTP) is launching one of its own for the Pleasanton City Council in the upcoming election. It seems they're also working on his image to tone Mr. Watson down since I posted on another thread July 23 noting his candidacy had been announced. The PTP has changed his title on its Executive Board bios from "Director of Security" to "Lead Volunteer". Web Link

At the suggestion of another poster, I also visited a popular Tea Party enthusiast site called "resistnet" and found the commentary from Mr. Watson very interesting, especially in light of his declared candidacy for a Pleasanton City Council seat. Better hurry and take a look at his profile page before he hides his true feelings. Web Link

Note that on his profile Mr. Watson displays his location as "Pleasanton, CA", then scroll down to a post he made on June 22, 2009. Mr. Watson said: "I live in one part of the moral filth pit of California, known as the S.F. East Bay." Nice commentary on Pleasanton and those of us who live here! It would seem that as a self-described "practicing 1st century biblically defined New Testament Christian" (see his PTP bio), Mr. Watson finds Pleasanton and its residents sorely lacking!

Pleasanton may have its issues, but we certainly don't need to elect a City Council member who considers his constituents "moral filth" and the town he's representing a "moral filth pit"!

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Posted by Thank You
a resident of Valley Trails
on Aug 10, 2010 at 12:16 pm

Rae, thank you for the heads up on this PTP candidate! I definitely don't think our interests will be best served by someone who operates from the angle that his constituents suffer from systemic immorality.


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Posted by ty
a resident of Downtown
on Aug 10, 2010 at 12:26 pm

Great post Rae!

Those website links you provided show the truly unhinged craziness of people like Mr. Watson. These Tea Party types combine the bigotry of the white supremacist movement with evangelical religious zealotry. The results are not pretty. Anyway, Pleasanton can do much better than some redneck blowhard like Fred Watson.


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Posted by confused
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 10, 2010 at 12:39 pm


Here's a link to a biography of Fred posted on the tea party website. I'm going to be interested to see what his reasons for running for City Council are as I don't see much here relavent to Pleasanton government

Web Link


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Posted by pablo
a resident of Downtown
on Aug 10, 2010 at 12:48 pm

I am glad you told me he is in the Tea Party as I was trying to figure out who to vote for and now he has my vote for sure.


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Posted by hal
a resident of Birdland
on Aug 10, 2010 at 12:48 pm

Love the link to the biography section of the Pleasanton Tea Party website (Web Link). It's like a Who's Who of evangelical nuts in our community. I wouldn't be surprised if we see some of these people yell from their soapbox on some street corner in downtown.


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Posted by Pablo
a resident of Downtown
on Aug 10, 2010 at 12:53 pm

You people need some therapy. The site shows nothing other than christian, hardworking, well educated, relatives of war heroes. I guess you would get really excited as liberals if you saw that they were made up of devil worshiping, child molesters, and terrorists and then they would have you vote. Go back under your rocks.


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Posted by zee
a resident of Downtown
on Aug 10, 2010 at 1:07 pm

Mr. Watson said: "I live in one part of the moral filth pit of California, known as the S.F. East Bay."

What a classy conservative. What's next? Is the Pleasanton Tea Party going to recruit David Duke to run for city council? I'm sure Pablo would support him too.


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Posted by Dave
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 10, 2010 at 2:15 pm

Rae,
Thanks for informing me about him.
He's got my vote for sure!
Anything to drain the swamp of bottomfeeding democrats!


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Posted by Susan Germain
a resident of Del Prado
on Aug 10, 2010 at 3:09 pm

I guess he is just stating facts. Hard to say we are not living in moral filth pit, I mean just read some of the blogs here. Religious, tea party, moral, loving country,....bad. Atheist, liberal, homosexual, hate the country, .....good.


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Posted by Dave
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 10, 2010 at 3:48 pm

Good post, Susan!

Finally, someone recognizes what we're up against.

Harmer is a very good, decent, experienced, intelligent man who wants limited government, reduced government spending, reduced taxes, strong national defense, energy independence, among other things that McNerney is 180 degrees against.


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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Aug 10, 2010 at 3:56 pm

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I don't understand. Why doesn't B. Melson run? She has far more name recognition.


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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Aug 10, 2010 at 4:06 pm

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Mr. Watson's website is a little weird, with a photo of some strange young woman on the front and a quote by Abraham Lincoln. Did you know that Lincoln was originally a Whig before that party fractured over the issue of slavery? The Republican party he joined is a far cry from the GOP of today. They favored mercantilism over free market principles.


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Posted by Thank You
a resident of Valley Trails
on Aug 10, 2010 at 4:16 pm

Pablo wrote: "I guess you would get really excited as liberals if you saw that they were made up of devil worshiping, child molesters, and terrorists and then they would have you (sic) vote."
Ridiculous, baseless, mind-numbing comments like that have become the norm from the Tea Party base. And that, my friends, is what we are up against.


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Posted by Tea Party = bigots
a resident of Birdland
on Aug 10, 2010 at 4:16 pm

Dave and Susan Germain,

If you think this area is a "moral filth pit" I think you two should move to Fred Watson's home state of Texas. That way you can hang around all the beer belly conservative bigot scumbags you like so much.

Tea Party = bigot scum of the earth, human trash


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Posted by Patriot
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 10, 2010 at 5:31 pm

These people really are nuts. Melson invited a famous birther nut, Orly Taitz, to her tea party, but had to revoke the invitation, saying "It's not worth it". Obama was born in Hawaii. Get used to it.

Watson would represents only a lunatic fringe of the Pleasanton population. Who knows what he would try to do. Ban the teaching of evolution in the schools?


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Posted by Arroyo
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 10, 2010 at 6:36 pm

What? You mean somebody, who isn't a post-menopausal ex-soccer mom who talks to the trees, actually wants to be on the Council?

Rae, you need to get a life!


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Posted by jimf01
a resident of another community
on Aug 10, 2010 at 7:38 pm

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I don't have to agree with everything Fred wrote on resistnet to be able to tell you that I worked as a security volunteer at the Pleasanton TEA Party event, so I know Fred well enough to know that he would be great for the Pleasanton City Council.

I can fully agree with what Fred has to say on his website here: Web Link

Rae and some others have developed this special faux anger towards anything related to the TEA Party. As part of the progressive talking points, they have to have hatred toward any citizens of this country who have traditional values and have real hope for real change in the elections in November, a move towards fiscal responsibility, smaller government and support for freedom and liberty everywhere, especially within our borders!


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Posted by Thank You
a resident of Valley Trails
on Aug 10, 2010 at 8:34 pm

jimF01, I respectfully disagree with your characterization of Rae. Rae gave examples of, and links to, comments made by the candidate, allowing readers of this post to make up our own minds regarding Mr. Watson with respect to his outlook and the type of City Council leadership he would offer our community.
Your entire commentary regarding "progressive talking points" and "hatred toward any citizens in this country..." is not only inapplicable to the original post but also ridiculous, baseless, and mind numbing, and contributes nothing to the debate but to demonstrate your apparent understanding of conservative talking poings and hatred toward any citizens in this country who disagree with you. The irony of this is inescapable.


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Posted by Downtown Patriot
a resident of Downtown
on Aug 10, 2010 at 8:50 pm

Fred's bio verbatim...gotta luv this guy

Fred is a native Californian with 100% pure Texas DNA. He has an eclectic background: AA Degrees, a background in Law Enforcement, Electronics, Telecommunications Management, Entrepreneurial ventures and a Graphic designer. Fred is a practicing 1st century biblically defined New Testament Christian and strong believer in the U.S. Constitution. Fred's favorite passage is Proverbs 3:5-9 "Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the LORD and depart from evil. It will be health to your flesh, and strength to your bones. Honor the LORD with your possessions..."


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Posted by Patriot
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 10, 2010 at 9:27 pm

I have to agree with what "Thank You" said above. Rae gave the specifics, you didn't. What do you think of this quote about our President?

"He is nothing more than a punk and a street corner hood, and all the psycho babble that goes along with it. I knew this the minute I heard him talk. I use to arrest his kind for a living, and you soon learn the thug talk; shuck and jive, and nothin ... Until someone kicks this moron's ass or takes him off the street just like you do any other thug, he is going to simply do what street thugs do. Thug anything and everyone he can as long as they let him."

Web Link

Jim, you've said some unsavory things on this forum. Can you please come clean with us. What did you mean on that other thread when you said the joke made by a Tea Party member was OK because it was "racial" and not racist. What kind of people are you hanging around?


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Posted by Thank You
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 10, 2010 at 9:38 pm

Patriot, thanks for providing the additional information and link on this topic. I am completely speechless.


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Posted by Thank You
a resident of Valley Trails
on Aug 10, 2010 at 9:38 pm

Patriot, thanks for providing the additional information and link on this topic. I am completely speechless.


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Posted by jimf01
a resident of another community
on Aug 10, 2010 at 9:50 pm

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I gave what I can, you can take my opinion or leave it. How did I know that this would become about me?

What unsavory things have I said?

My comments about the CH7 report were absolutely clear, the CH 7 report was chopped up and portrayed in a purposeful way, so that CH 7 could avoid talking about 70% approval in opinion polls fr the AZ law and talk about unattributed, out of context comments.

This is about Fred. He is not a Republican who would, as an elected representative on the Pleasanton City Council, endorse progressive Democrats like Jerry McNerney. He is unafraid and honest. If you don't like him, you don't like him.


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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Aug 11, 2010 at 8:39 am

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Local elections are non-partisan, or at least supposed to be. A councilor must be beholden to the interests of the Pleasanton public: the residents, the landowners, and the businesses, not special interest groups like political parties.


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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Aug 11, 2010 at 8:45 am

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In other words, I won't be evaluating a candidate based upon how conservative or how liberal he or she is. I will evaluate them based upon how they approach local issues, their decision making process, etc. My initial opinion on Mr. Watson's candidacy is that I think he won't do so well in the election because of the tie with the Tea Party, but it is good of him to run.


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Posted by Rae
a resident of Mohr Park
on Aug 11, 2010 at 11:40 am

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Local elections are absolutely supposed to be non-partisan, focusing on local issues.

Mr. Watson and his supporters like "jimf01" from Tracy, however, evidently feel that instead of focusing on Pleasanton, the polarizing affects of national politics belong up front in our local election. Mr. Watson makes that clear in the opening title on the home page on his website. Not only does he introduce his candidacy with the statement "AMERICA IS BEING DISMANTLED IN AN ATTEMPT TO SOCIALIZE IT", the ONLY time Pleasanton is mentioned is in the title of his website (fred4pleasanton) and the copyright information at the bottom of the page. Web Link

"jimf01" is wrong. I don't hate either him or Mr. Watson. I happen to appreciate the fact that in America we have the right to hold and express different opinions – whether they are on a national political level or regarding local issues affecting our hometown.

Frankly, I can't say the same for Mr. Watson who, it seems, finds his neighbors morally bankrupt and Pleasanton a "moral filth pit." Or, does Mr. Watson's intolerance extend just to those of us who may disagree with him on a national political level? His supporters seem to know the answer as they identify "bottomfeeding democrats," "Atheist, liberal, homosexual" and anyone not belonging to the Tea Party as the problem in Pleasanton.

I guess only Mr. Watson can answer that. I look forward to a debate in which he is asked specifically how he will represent, let alone "inspire", those Pleasanton residents and business owners he considers "moral filth" in a town he's called a "moral filth pit".

Side note: I intentionally did NOT lock this thread up for registered users only and would ask that the PW open it back up. Thank you.


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Posted by RestOfStory
a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Aug 11, 2010 at 11:49 am

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Delighted to learn more about Mr. Watson. The links to ResistNet.com give us information that is not readily available from the leftist-dominated opinion pieces that pass for news. Also, the man did not call people of Pleasanton, or anywhere else, "moral filth". Here is what he actually wrote.
"I live in one part of the moral filth pit of California, known as the S.F. East Bay. The home of Pelosi, Boxer and Feinstein. Talk about the belly of the smelly beast."
Many of us would find this statement quite accurate, though disturbing.
In many other of Mr. Watson's postings the man evidences a sincere love of what is good in our country and a desire to clean up the rest. Considering some of the recent stunts that the incumbents have pulled off, we could use someone with his moral fervor on our City Council. Wake up Pleasanton--this is not the innocent town it once was, although all the people look pretty and drive nice cars to and from their well landscaped homes. Beneath this exterior are serious, though subtle, problems.


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Posted by Rae
a resident of Mohr Park
on Aug 11, 2010 at 12:40 pm

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"RestOfStory",
I have to disagree with your statement that Mr. Watson "did not call people of Pleasanton, or anywhere else, "moral filth"". Morals cannot be ascribed to inanimate objects. The only thing Mr. Watson could have been referring to are people. The fact that Mr. Watson called out Rep Pelosi and Senators Boxer and Feinstein as examples of who he was describing reinforces his intent. Mr. Watson clearly identified his location as Pleasanton, and then stated, as both you and I noted, that he "live[s] in one part of the moral filth pit of California, known as the S.F. East Bay." I think that's pretty specific.

Again, I look forward to a debate in which Mr. Watson is asked specifically how he will represent, let alone "inspire", those Pleasanton residents and business owners he considers "moral filth" in a town he's called a "moral filth pit".

LOL!! I guess from Mr. Watson's supporter's point of view, the question would be how Mr. Watson is going to "clean up" Pleasanton and "drain the swamp" of all those evil-doers in the "belly of the smelly beast"!


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Posted by A Pleasantonite
a resident of Canyon Creek
on Aug 17, 2010 at 3:44 pm

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Great job Rae.

Good reporting, you got all the facts and the truth or did you.

Have you spoken with fcwatsn about his comments. One of the readers above seems to disagree with you on your quote, unfortunately the site is now locked. I will call him myself.




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Posted by Rae
a resident of Mohr Park
on Aug 18, 2010 at 8:46 am

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As noted in my initial post, I fully expected Mr. Watson to hide his true, uncensored opinions and comments, especially in light of his declared candidacy for a Pleasanton City Council seat. My only surprise is that it took him as long as it did!

Of course, anyone who wishes to continue dialogue with Mr. Watson on the "resistnet" site can join "Patriotic Resistance" and ask Mr. Watson to "friend" them. No guarantees tho' on what he'll have left on the site. When I searched for "fcwatson" this morning on "resistnet" I only got back 3 of his comments; I think there were 10 or 12 when I initially started this thread. Neither his "moral filth pit" comments, nor his comments regarding Pres Obama that were mentioned on another thread, were included in the 3 visible comments. Web Link

A poster on another thread regarding Mr. Watson said that he "needs to clean up his message before he runs for public office". Personally, I'm glad that I was able to see the unvarnished, real Mr. Watson behind any future cleaned-up message. I now know the true character Mr. Watson brings to our "Community of Character".

Again, I look forward to a *public* debate in which Mr. Watson is asked specifically how he will represent, let alone "inspire", those Pleasanton residents and business owners he considers "moral filth" in a town he's called a "moral filth pit".


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Posted by fred4pleasanton
a resident of Fairlands Elementary School
on Aug 18, 2010 at 9:52 pm

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et all:

Thank God for our 1st amendment rights. Rae, lets meet and have coffee sometime, let me know; I'll buy.

Fred Watson


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Posted by jimf01
a resident of another community
on Aug 19, 2010 at 9:29 am

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I like coffee (and TEA). Cannot wait for Rae's response.

Hi Fred


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Posted by Rae
a resident of Mohr Park
on Aug 19, 2010 at 2:12 pm

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Mr. Watson,
These forums are blind, so you can never really tell who's actually posting, but I'll give your post the benefit of the doubt on this one.

I'm not interested in sitting down with you one-on-one over coffee, or TEA (as "jimf01" says). I don't believe that you really get to know any candidate's true face once they're in campaign mode and have their "play nice with the potential voter" public facade up and running. I am, however, always interested in how a candidate acts and what they say before they decide to run for office, as well as once they've declared, where they stand on issues, what special interests endorse their campaign and who's providing the funding.

You have chosen to run for office here in Pleasanton in a *local, non-partisan* race. As the upcoming election in which you are a candidate is about a *Pleasanton* City Council seat, my focus is on my town, its residents, neighborhoods, businesses and issues. I'm looking at which candidate has proven that they have or will work hard to do what's best for Pleasanton – even if that means representing those of us who may not agree with them on national politics.

This is a local election about local issues. I am not going to question or address your previously uncensored views and opinions of our President or the politicians who represent our state nationally, although I do have to wonder why you, as a strong supporter of the 1st Amendment, have chosen to hide those opinions (as well as your "moral filth pit" comment about where you live) now that you are running for office. You are certainly entitled to your opinion.

I do question, however, *your* focus on Pleasanton, Mr. Watson. You make it clear from the opening title ("AMERICA IS BEING DISMANTLED IN AN ATTEMPT TO SOCIALIZE IT") through the rhetoric with which you have chosen to introduce your candidacy on your website home page, that your focus is on furthering a far right, national Tea Party agenda. The ONLY time Pleasanton is mentioned on this page is in the title of your website and the copyright information at the bottom of the page. Although Pleasanton is mentioned on your "About" page, the information is more about your tax agenda than the issues facing Pleasanton. Web Link

Although your supporters have posted their views on how you should "clean-up" Pleasanton, what I really want to know is where you stand on Pleasanton issues that affect all of us.

For example: What is your opinion on the removal of the housing cap? What is your opinion on the Staples Ranch package going before the Council next week? Where do you stand on the Oak Grove issue? Who are you endorsing in the Mayoral and Council races? Where do you stand on a school Parcel Tax? Are you endorsing anyone in the School Board election? What would you do to re-energize our downtown? Are you in favor of building out similar to Dublin's east side? Where do you stand on the proposed BART routes going east towards Livermore that affect Pleasanton?

I also want to know what special interests are funding your campaign. You've been endorsed, so far, by the Tri-Valley Patriots, the Pleasanton Tea Party and the Alameda County Republican Party. How much have you received in campaign financing from these organizations? What other organizations or special interests have funded your campaign?

I look forward to your response here, as well as a public debate in which you can tell all the voters in Pleasanton where you stand on the issues affecting us. Given your previously uncensored comments about where you live, I definitely anticipate your response on how you will represent, even "inspire", those of us you seem to consider morally bankrupt just because we may hold opinions you don't agree with.

BTW, "jimf01, (LOL!!) I didn't see that you were invited to coffee/TEA - unless you were planning on ganging up on me??!! I hate to break it to you, but you do realize that as a Tracy resident, your opinion/vote doesn't count in a Pleasanton election, right??


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Posted by Rae
a resident of Mohr Park
on Aug 21, 2010 at 8:44 am

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Mr. Watson,
Except for the question for you specifically about how you will represent, even "inspire", those of us you seem to consider morally bankrupt just because we may hold opinions you don't agree with . . . the other questions I asked are the same questions any local candidate running for a seat on the *Pleasanton* City Council is expected to answer.

Please share your views with Pleasanton voters on the issues noted above that are impacting Pleasanton, as well as how you are financing your campaign and the special interest you are accepting money and endorsements from. Thank you.


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Posted by Rae
a resident of Mohr Park
on Aug 21, 2010 at 4:20 pm

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Mr. Watson,

Should you decide to address my questions, I have another one for you to answer.

On April 3, 2010, as part of a larger piece, you posted on a website called "chicksontheright.com" that "It is the law of the Muslim to take over the world." Web Link

On April 4, 2010 you posted on a website called "weaselzippers.us" the "The Muslim religion by its very nature is Terrorism." Web Link

While your pieces were obviously aimed at Pres Obama, your statements regarding Muslims were broad in nature. We have, here in Pleasanton, a good-sized Muslim community. They live, work and own businesses in our town. The Muslim Community Center of the East Bay is moving from its existing Pleasanton neighborhood location to a permanent home at the Hacienda Business Park.

Please tell the voters of Pleasanton, some of whom are Muslim, how, or even if, you plan to represent and "inspire" Pleasanton's Muslim community, especially since you seem to consider them terrorists just by their choice of religion.

While I'm not holding my breath (LOL!!), I am looking forward to you shedding some light on your positions, endorsements and funding for the voters of Pleasanton. Thank you.


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Posted by Rae
a resident of Mohr Park
on Aug 24, 2010 at 10:43 am

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Mr. Watson,

It's going on 5 days since I first requested your position on issues currently impacting Pleasanton, Pleasanton as a "moral filth pit", our Muslim community, and who is endorsing and funding your campaign.

Again, with the exception of your "moral filth pit" comments and your stated opinion of Muslims, these are questions that any candidate is expected to answer.

As a 10-year resident of Pleasanton, our issues should not be unfamiliar to you. I would venture to say that most Pleasanton voters have an opinion on at least a couple of the issues.

As a candidate running for office in Pleasanton, Pleasanton voters are interested in your position on the issues that affect us. I am still looking forward to you shedding some light on your positions, endorsements and funding for the voters of Pleasanton.

Then again, I guess a continued non-response is really an answer in itself, isn't it?


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Posted by Rae
a resident of Mohr Park
on Aug 26, 2010 at 7:32 am

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Mr. Watson,

Your silence, at least on those issues affecting Pleasanton, its residents and its businesses, is deafening.


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Posted by Rae
a resident of Mohr Park
on Aug 29, 2010 at 4:24 pm

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Mr. Watson,

It's been 10 days since I originally asked for your positions on issues that affect Pleasanton (i.e. the town you called a "moral filth pit"), full disclosure on your endorsements, and campaign finance information. Normally I would check your financial filing information on the City of Pleasanton's website, but it seems that you have yet to file *any* financials.

It's been 8 days since I asked you, again, how you will represent, even "inspire", those of us you seem to consider morally bankrupt just because we may hold opinions you don't agree with . . . as well as how you will represent and "inspire" our Muslim residents and business owners that you have called terrorists just because of their religion.

I'm curious. Pleasanton is small microcosm of America. Our population reflects America as a whole; we are mixed racially, culturally, politically, by religious beliefs and sexual orientation. When you stated above, "Thank God for our 1st amendment rights", who exactly is the "our" you are referring to? Your various postings seem to exclude those who hold different opinions than yours, vote differently than you might, and those that are Muslim. Are there any other residents or business owners living in Pleasanton whom you feel are excluded from the rights defined in the Constitution and the Amendments?

This is actually an important point since, should you be elected to hold office in Pleasanton, the "Loyalty Oath" of office asks you to "solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of California against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of California; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties upon which I am about to enter."

I think the voters in Pleasanton need to know which one of us, residents and business owners, you may classify as an "enemy" of Pleasanton and America. On Apr 3, 2010, in one of your posts at "chicksontheright.com", you stated, "Obama and every single person that voted in this [health care] law is a TRAITOR to this country and should be treated as such." Web Link

How about those of us in Pleasanton who may support Pres Obama and other elected officials on some or all of their policies? Do you consider us "traitors" as well? I guess, once again, I've come full circle asking you how you will represent and "inspire" (your word from your campaign website) those residents and business owners for whom you show such hatred and disgust in many of your web postings.

I will continue to look for your responses, in this thread as well as in Lillian's thread, "Who is Fred Watson and why is he running for City Council?". Web Link


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Posted by Rae
a resident of Mohr Park
on Sep 5, 2010 at 12:29 pm

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Mr. Watson, you've made changes to your campaign website. Trying to clean up your image . . . again? LOL!!! Web Link

Wow, look at that! Your "home" page now mentions Pleasanton . . . once . . . as part of the phrase "I am running for Pleasanton City Council." I see you've also pledged to "hear and heed the voice of the voters." Which voters would that be, Mr. Watson? Pleasanton Tea Party members? The "Tri-Valley Patriots"? Are you now including those of us in Pleasanton you consider morally bankrupt or and/or Muslim terrorists? You told a little story March 20, 2009, on one of your favorite sites, "resistnet.com", that I think illustrates how you feel about people you don't respect. You said, "I'm also a former Northern California P.D. Officer. When I used to leave a family dispute or some other related matter and the officers had their aftermath huddle, I would tell the guys two things. I would tell them you know what's scary about this family? They have the power to breed and reproduce. They would all laugh. A scary thought as you well know. I would then say you know what's worse? They would say what could be worse. I said they can vote." Web Link

Hmmmmm, I see you've moved your Tea Party rhetoric entitled "AMERICA IS BEING DISMANTLED IN AN ATTEMPT TO SOCIALIZE IT" to a new page you're calling "America". Truly, I'm surprised you didn't leave that up as the first page since it's the philosophy upon which you based your campaign.

Geez, you've really been busy bleaching your "about" page! Now, "Pleasanton has a lot to offer" and is "special to us all". That's a much different view from your June 22, 2009, comment on "resistnet.com" where you said: "I live in one part of the moral filth pit of California, known as the S.F. East Bay." Or your Sept 24, 2009, comment on the same site where you said: "I live in the east bay area of Sin city biblically referred to as Sodom and Ghomora." Yep, I feel "special" now!! LOL!!! Web Link
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I see that you're also going to integrate "projects involving multicultural and varying social economic entities." Really? "Multicultural"? Does that include those Pleasanton residents and business owners of our Muslim community you've call "terrorists" because of their choice of religion? (web references noted above in my Aug 21, 2010 posting)

And yet Mr. Watson, even with all the scrubbing you've done on your campaign website, we still don't know where you actually stand on Pleasanton issues. It's unfortunate for Pleasanton voters that in your first public debate you were able to avoid any substantive answers regarding your position on Pleasanton issues by sticking to the Tea Party script. So, once again I ask: What is your opinion on the removal of the housing cap? Where do you stand on the Oak Grove issue? Who are you endorsing in the Mayoral and Council races? Where do you stand on a school Parcel Tax? Are you endorsing anyone in the School Board election? What would you do to re-energize our downtown? Are you in favor of building out similar to Dublin's east side? Where do you stand on the proposed BART routes going east towards Livermore that affect Pleasanton?

As noted on your website, you've been endorsed, so far, by the Tri-Valley Patriots, the Pleasanton Tea Party and the Alameda County Republican Party. How much have you received in campaign financing from these organizations? What other organizations or special interests have funded your campaign?

Frankly Mr. Watson, I'm still looking for what it is you think will "inspire" Pleasanton voters. Or, are you, as you said Aug 26, 2009, in your commentary about fellow politicians, "rely[ing] on the ignorance and lack of memory of the voters." Are you hoping to "Frazzle and Dazzle" us with your new, kinder, softer image? You've got a long way to go Mr. Watson (aka "fcwatson")! Web Link


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Posted by Rae
a resident of Mohr Park
on Sep 8, 2010 at 2:52 pm

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LOL!!! More changes on your campaign website, Mr. Watson? You're really caught up in that good old politician's spin cycle trying to wash the dirt out of your laundry! Web Link

During the last revision of your "about" page (LOL!! Was that only a week ago??) you said that "Pleasanton has a lot to offer" and is "special to us all". That was, of course, a much different view from your June 22, 2009, comment on "resistnet.com" where you said: "I live in one part of the moral filth pit of California, known as the S.F. East Bay." Or your Sept 24, 2009, comment on the same site where you said: "I live in the east bay area of Sin city biblically referred to as Sodom and Ghomora [sic]." Web Link Web Link

In the current version of who you are trying to convince Pleasanton voters you are, you have removed the phrases "Pleasanton has a lot to offer" and is "special to us all". (I guess we're not so "special" after all, but hey, we already got that message!) You now say that "the people of Pleasanton have only tapped into a small part of the greater potential we all share with each other to make Pleasanton the family community we all value." So, we're still a "moral filth pit", a "Sin city" which can be "referred to as Sodom and Ghomora [sic]", but you're going to clean us up so we can "make" Pleasanton a "family community we all value"????

News flash, Mr. Watson . . . Pleasanton is *already* a "family community we all value"! That's one of the reasons we get so passionate about who we elect to run our City government.

You've also completely removed your pledge to integrate "projects involving multicultural and varying social economic entities." Was it too much to think that you might have to work with those Pleasanton residents and business owners of our Muslim community you've call "terrorists" because of their choice of religion? What about the other residents in Pleasanton you don't respect. Those who may have a different political view from yours, those not of a "1st century biblically defined New Testament Christian" faith, or those like the families in Fremont you said were "scary" because "they have the power to breed and reproduce", or "worse", as you said, "vote"? Web Link Web Link

It seems you also no longer want to "inspire" Pleasanton voters since that line is gone as well, but perhaps that's because you're now trying to "Frazzle and Dazzle" the Chamber of Commerce into an endorsement of your candidacy by showing your support for all things business. You used the terms "business" or "businesses" in almost every paragraph – 8 times in all on just your "about" page. I guess you'd better hope that no one from our Muslim community, or someone you consider morally bankrupt, or one of those "scary" people that "have the power to breed and reproduce" has a vote on a CofC endorsement.

Mr. Watson, while I am fascinated by the evolution of your campaign website as you continually spin it to change your image, we in Pleasanton still don't know where you stand on the issues specific to Pleasanton.

So, one more time I ask: What is your opinion on the removal of the housing cap? Where do you stand on the Oak Grove issue? Who are you endorsing in the Mayoral and Council races? Where do you stand on a school Parcel Tax? Are you endorsing anyone in the School Board election? What would you do to re-energize our downtown? Are you in favor of building out similar to Dublin's east side? Where do you stand on the proposed BART routes going east towards Livermore that affect Pleasanton? How much have you received in campaign financing from the Tri-Valley Patriots, the Pleasanton Tea Party and the Alameda County Republican Party, organizations that are endorsing your campaign? What other organizations or special interests have funded your campaign?

I will continue to look for your responses, in this thread as well as in Lillian's thread, "Who is Fred Watson and why is he running for City Council?".

Ps. Can't wait to see how you spin yourself on the next revision of your campaign website!!


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