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COMMENTARY: '2013 promises to be Pleasanton's best year yet'

Original post made on Feb 21, 2013

We're encouraged by remarks made Tuesday by Mayor Jerry Thorne that he will push for reforms and more mutual cooperation to help businesses stay in California, come to California and expand their operations here.

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Posted by William Tell
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 21, 2013 at 5:32 pm

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Posted by Chamber realizes it's Dream
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 22, 2013 at 8:56 am

Thorne's motto is "Government of Business, by Business,and for Business". The Chamber has controlled the City Council majority for the past 8 years, but now they really have a puppet with Thorne as mayor. Why waste money on the upcoming election? They should just appoint Chamber Exec Director Scott Raty to be the 5th Councilmember.

Why should the State of the City be a Chamber of Commerce event anyway? Last time I looked there we're about 70,000 PEOPLE living in Pleasanton. What about government for them?


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Posted by Long Timer
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 22, 2013 at 9:19 am

You're right about the Pleasanton Chamber controlling the City Council. At least the Chamber has improved in that regard; they previously have endorsed the Hippy Mayor and Cook Callio; both lefty loons more concerned about national politics than the well-being of Pleasanton. Since Thorne frequently voted with both of those loons, it's only a marginal improvement. One must conclude the Pleasanton Chamber is run by lefty loons as well.


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Posted by Chamber realizes it's Dream
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 22, 2013 at 9:51 am

Long Timer,

Actually, the marriage of the Chamber and the "lefty loons" is one of convenience. The Chamber leadership is about as far right wing as you can get (just slightly saner than the Tea Party), but the local Democratic Party Machine wants people in power, so they identify ambitious politicos like Hosterman and Cook-Kallio who will gladly sell their souls for the Chamber's campaign $$ as a way to further their political careers. A sad, sorry state for democracy.


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Posted by Chamber realizes it's Dream
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 22, 2013 at 9:58 am

Unfortunately it hasn't worked so well for Cook-Kallio. After carrying the Chamber's water for four years, they went back on their commitment to stay neutral in last years mayor's race and threw her under the bus by endorsing Thorne. I guess we will have to wait and see if she wises up or continues to do the Chamber's bidding hoping for crumbs ....


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Posted by hmmmmm
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 22, 2013 at 9:59 am

Who is the major financial backer of the Tea Baggers - hint: rhymes with Coke, not Pepsi - and what does that say about our quality of democracy?


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Posted by Shawn
a resident of Foothill High School
on Feb 22, 2013 at 10:18 am

Damn Tea Baggers....what are they thinking? Lower taxes, smaller government, less government intrusion in their lives, more personal responsibility, balanced budgets, end the out of control deficit spending that is bankrupting the country....they must be crazy!!! Clearly what we need is higher taxes on those nasty rich people, more government regulation, more handouts, more spending on useless programs, higher deficits and debt for future generations.


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Posted by Chamber realizes it's Dream
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 22, 2013 at 11:21 am

Damn Tea Baggers....what are they thinking? Racism, xenophobia, immigrant-bashing (even though all are decedents of immigrants), angry aging white men (and apparently a few women),authoritarian, fear of change, and think government is the enemy. Worst, they are duped by 1-perecenters like the Koch Brothers to vote against their own interests due to their intense hatred of President Obama. Sounds like a rational bunch to me!


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Posted by Steve
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 22, 2013 at 8:02 pm

Chamber, you sound like you're intimately familiar with tea baggers, so why the Alinsky talking points? Are you incapable of thinking for yourself, or do you just have nothing to offer other than parroting the far left dem party talking points? You're slipping because you left out oblamos class envy tactics. You're pathetic, like most leftists.


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Posted by Spudly
a resident of Laguna Oaks
on Feb 22, 2013 at 9:03 pm

All,

Please give me an example or two of the "Chamber controlling the council" and some of the negative affects of that.

Thank you.


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