Posted by maureen, a resident of the Downtown neighborhood, on Jul 1, 2009 at 10:20 am
You are so right, Linda. It is beyond belief how so many people could be so hypnotized by this scam artist bent on the destruction of America...and SUCCEEDING right under our noses while most Americans sit idle, dismissing that HE cannot have that intent.
The "REAL" Obama is showing his colors vividly in his reaction to the overthrow of the Honduras president. Obama is siding AGAINST the Honduras Constitution and FOR Chavez and Castro.
PEOPLE FROM PLEASANTON...ARE YOU PAYING ATTENTION? NOTHING, ABSOLUTELY NOTHING OBAMA HAS DONE since he became President, has made AMERICA STRONGER. On the contrary, we are going downhill economically, defensively, Constitutionally at a blistering pace while our freedoms are being taken away everyday.
If you voted for Obama and are still supporting him, what does it say about you if I told you that the COMMUNIST PARTY OF THE USA endorsed Obama for President and they also have applauded Obama's stance against the coup in Honduras?
Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore, on Jul 1, 2009 at 10:46 am
Maybe you should stand in front of Tully's with your bullhorn and scream your message to "we". It will take years for the extreme right wing to gain the votes that they need to harm America again. At least for awhile, American's will not heed the moan from the likes of you Linda!
Posted by Bring Back Bush, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jul 1, 2009 at 12:15 pm
If only we could go back to the days where a president proudly says "We have to abandon capitalism...". And then McCain and Palin agree! What an alternative. At least Obama is doing something to help the poor and needy. With Bush/McCain/Palin it was all bailouts for wealthy investment bankers and nothing for everyone else.
Posted by Paul, a resident of the Downtown neighborhood, on Jul 1, 2009 at 1:51 pm
Unfortunately for me as I voted for him, Obama is proving to be what many said he would be and that is a marxist and is taking the US down. I did not like Bush but have grown to absolutely hate Obama. He is only about rewarding the people who support him and himself like Acorn and the like. His poll numbers are now showing that people are waking up like I did and wait until the massacre next year in the 2010 elections.
Posted by Parent of Two, a resident of the Val Vista neighborhood, on Jul 1, 2009 at 3:46 pm Parent of Two is a member (registered user) of PleasantonWeekly.com
Hey, Cholo, I thought you were leaving...
And why is it that whenever someone points out something stupid that Obama does, the response is always "Well, Bush was just as bad (or worse)"? Or "You must be a right-wing wacko"...
Listen, most will agree that Bush was not a very good President (spent too much, didn't pay attention to a runaway economy, etc.). Shouldn't the bar be a little higher for Obama?! Didn't he run on the premise that he wasn't like Bush?!
So far, Obama hasn't really done anything positive (unless you consider jacking up taxes, apologizing for Bush, and bowing to the wrong international leaders "positive"), so why shouldn't the American public demand more from someone who was supposedly an agent of change?
Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore, on Jul 1, 2009 at 4:08 pm
I must admit that Me is correct! Palin is simply not presidential material, certainly not smart enough and she's a hothead. Perhaps Sen.Engle or the GUV of South Carolina can be rehabilitated in time for 2012!
Palin only appeals to right wing zealots and she has no morals, allowing her daughter to have a baby out of wedlock is a no no! Marriage is about having children. Anybody teen can sleep around but decent ones don't get pregnant. She will never attract the independents of New England or other moderate republicans. No, Palin will not work!
Who's left, Senators Lindsey Graham & his side kick Joe Libermann? ya think?
If John McCain is still alive, he could run again...you know! The repubs have self-destructed and it will take years to regain credibility with the voters.
Posted by mary, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jul 1, 2009 at 4:09 pm
people who "hate" obama are very stupid. to blame everything on one person escapes me. we are a nation of 300+ million and it's always one guy who is at fault. sounds like escapism to me. the same escapism of pleasanton kids who sit in their rooms playing video games. it's my mom's fault, i hate her. that's what my kid told me yesterday. it's obamas fault. my kid is stupid and so are people who blame one man for everything.
Posted by Parent of Two, a resident of the Val Vista neighborhood, on Jul 1, 2009 at 4:19 pm Parent of Two is a member (registered user) of PleasantonWeekly.com
Substitute Bush for Obama so that both sides are equally slammed.
And you'd have it exactly right. The problem for the Obama-philes is that they ran on the "it's all Bush's fault" platform, and now that the shoe is on the other foot (i.e. "it's all Obama's fault"), they are failing to deliver.
Posted by Bring Back Bush, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jul 1, 2009 at 9:08 pm
He is working on making health insurance available to many of the uninsured who are poor. Some families have been able to keep their homes and avoid foreclosure (I admit much more could have been done here). His credit card reform is helping protect customers from predatory and fraudulent practices. There are many more efforts underway.
Posted by Jess, a resident of the Happy Valley neighborhood, on Jul 2, 2009 at 9:09 am
First: Mary, don't call your kid stupid. He/She is just a kid.
Second: Linda stop surfing commie web sites....if we all believed EVERYTHING we read on the internet we'd be runnng in circles.
Let's face it, people will never agree with each other when it comes to who's in the White House. So why can't you all just agree to disagree? Me, I'm a proud Obama supporter....I support my Commander in Chief... whoever it may be, Blue, Red, Green, Left, Right, Donkey, Elephant....whatever. But if you really want to let your voice be heard in some sort of way or you have an opinion such as you stated above, don't write it here ....write it to:
Posted by Ken in South Pleasanton, a resident of the Downtown neighborhood, on Jul 2, 2009 at 9:10 am
We, the People, have created an Obama-nation in our federal government. The latest 'town-hall meeting' is just an example of how our current administration is tearing apart the fabric of what has made the United States a great provider to all nations of the world. Yes, the Obama administration may provide temporary help to those in need, but he and they are doing it at the expense of those who are able to provide the jobs and taxes that help those needy persons. Over tax and over regulate and you will see the same thing happen nationally that has happened in California...businesses will move to other locations outside the US, fewer good-paying jobs will be available, and tax revenues will drop. This creates a situation in which even higher taxes (or 'fees' as they are now being called) will have to be levied to support the needy who never really got the help they needed in the first place. If you can't see this happening, then you are probably a recent graduate of a California school system. Don't worry...everyone is a winner...everyone should feel like they've accomplished something...everyone gets a trophy! Vote them all out quickly...
Posted by disillusioned, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jul 2, 2009 at 9:11 am
Basically this administration punishes success and rewards failure and idleness. If all the hard working middle class tax payers quit their jobs, no taxes will be generated to support the governments idea of who deserves the free ride, and who will pay for it. Then we can feel better about getting on board with all the programs for the "poor"
Can't wait for this administration to be history and America can try again. Hopefully we will not lose ALL our freedoms before that happens.
Posted by Trevor, a resident of Livermore, on Jul 2, 2009 at 9:38 am
I originally came to this country, legally, I might add, from the UK.
I hate to tell the critics of Obama, I told you so, but I posted a comment on this website after the election. The posting was that the British COMMUNIST party headlines in their own newspaper, was that of elation, stating that at last they had a friend in America.
Posted by disillusioned, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jul 2, 2009 at 9:49 am
I already lose 1/3 of my gross pay to taxes and insurance. Another 10% is gone to state sales tax every time I need to purchase something, which I can not afford much of these days. It Obama and Pelosi have it their way, I will be "giving away" more than I keep. It is not much incentive to keep working now is it?
They want to tell me what I will drive, when I will drive it, how much electrical power I can use, what medical attention and what doctor I can have, and heaven only knows when. They want to own my bank, They want to tell the small business I work for how they should be running it....the list goes on and on and on.
I hear of so many people now that are given all they need, ( many are non American's living in America)without having to do anything but fill out an application, well it seems that is the way to get the Obama people on your side.
Posted by Tom, a resident of the Stoneridge Park neighborhood, on Jul 2, 2009 at 10:26 am
I thought I had read just about all of the whining from the 28% minority right wing zealots - but what I read hear is incredulous. You all can't be serious. It's just to far out - even for the right wing of American politics.
Posted by Sheerluck_Holmes, a resident of the Jensen Tract neighborhood, on Jul 2, 2009 at 10:40 am
I feel bad for the right in America. Really, I sympathize and feel for your pain. You bought all the lies Ronald Reagan told and now you're watching your ideology crash and burn all around you. It must be agonizing to witness a lowly community organizer realize the American dream and try to get us out of this hole we've been digging since 1981.
Posted by Ken in Pleasanton, a resident of the Downtown neighborhood, on Jul 2, 2009 at 11:07 am
"Tear down this wall". With those four words and the vision and persistence to stay on mission, Regan freed a significant portion of Europe and Central Asia from the dismal failure that was the Soviet Union (a socialist republic much like our current administration would have us become). We are now deploying defensive anti-missile systems to the western Pacific to guard against another despotic socialist regime that is threatening the existence of many asian countries. Those missile systems were the result of the Reagan administrations foresight to guard our contry against little madmen like KJ-Ill. Reaganomics (lower taxation, support for business, similar to Kennedy in the 60's) brought prosperity for two decades. I talk to more and more people who voted against George Bush who are questioning and regretting their decision to cast their vote for Obama. What you saw and heard is certainly not what we are currently getting. The far left will never understand that.
Posted by Pete, a resident of the Downtown neighborhood, on Jul 2, 2009 at 12:50 pm
We should be focusing on the here and now as this guy Obama is destroying our country right under our own eyes. Yesterday's "town hall" was a joke as all of the questions were from Democrats and the lady with the cancer actually works for the democratic national committee..........geez. Can anyone say Joseph Geobbels?
Posted by Bill, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jul 2, 2009 at 1:15 pm
Does anyone really question that we need healthcare reform? Our current cost for healthcare is the highest per capita in the world, but statistically we are very far from the healthiest nation. In addition millions are uninsured with no health care, and the long term cost for that is staggering. The old saying is that prevention is worth a pound of cure, but prevention is also far cheaper than the cure. Yet the uninsured end up in emergency rooms, often because of the lack of preventitive health care. These costs are ultimately bourne by the rest of us who have health care. It is a rediculous vicious circle. Obama is trying to address this situation. If he is succesful he's a hero. If he isn't we won't be any worse off than we are now. So give the guy a chance. In the long run it could prolong and improve your life, or your children's.
Posted by Ken in South Pleasanton, a resident of the Downtown neighborhood, on Jul 2, 2009 at 1:44 pm
Reply to Bill re Health Care
Yes, we really do question Obama's plan for nationalized healthcare. I see how efficiently our government is run (ha ha ha) and I certainly don't want our health care system to run as efficiently (translate as poorly). We'd be better off spending some of the proposed trillions of dollars on legal reform to get the lawyers out of our health care system. Also, I have friends in Canada, England, and Germany who question why we, as a nation, would consider such a plan. Each of these nations has the type of healthcare proposed by Obama. Personally, I wouldn't mind a reform if the reform were to provide the identical plan for all US Citizens that our federal legislators and executive branch members have. Or, better yet, require them to use whatever plan they devise and vote into law. In one of the early proposals, there was a stipulation that allowed them to opt-out of any plan that was approved. I don't think they should be given the option. If it is good enough for the country, then it ought to be good enough for each of them as well.
Posted by Sheerluck_Holmes, a resident of the Jensen Tract neighborhood, on Jul 2, 2009 at 2:00 pm
A reply to Ken in (South) Pleasanton about Ronald Reagan's legacy:
Reagan bequeathed us massive deficits, militaristic foreign policy and financial deregulation. The prosperity he delivered was a mirage funded by deficit spending. His administration never once submitted a balanced budget. We are on the brink, not because of any original action by W Bush, but a full realization of Reagan's policies. The reader's of this forum can judge for themselves if they are working for us or not.
Posted by Ken in South Pleasanton, a resident of the Downtown neighborhood, on Jul 2, 2009 at 2:30 pm
Reply to Sheerluck
And the years since Reagan have been non-deficit spending, including the Clinton years? And now Obama (which should be spelled with twelve 0's in front of his name) for the non-deficit 'stimulus' packages he has and is proposing? Give me a break. Our government has shown how inefficient it is, whether Democrat or Republican, and to assume they will get us out of this mess is lunacy! The Dem's in office during the Bush administration had every opportunity to step in and raise the flag on what was going on, but our representatives like Barney Frank kept telling us everything was okay and we don't have anything to worry about. The Republicans didn't do anything better, so don't assume I'm on one side or the other. I do believe government should get out of our lives, let the private sector create meaningful jobs, and punish those to take advantage of the system severely. The government just can't seem to break away from special interests, including their own desire to stay in office for a lifetime. Vote them all out and start anew.
Posted by Hey Cholo, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jul 2, 2009 at 4:43 pm
Why don't you tell me about John Edwards and his mistress and bastard child?????? And HE actually wanted to be president although you don't seem to think that's bad when it's a Dem. look at Clinton. I think you have NO Moral Values AT ALL.
Posted by Rick, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jul 2, 2009 at 7:01 pm
Hey almost all of them are CROOKS or idiots.......doesn't matter if its bush or obama. Republican or Democrat they all are trying to give to one group or another instead of working for all of us. Neither party gets it and we just have the extremes of both zoos running the congress and senate when most of us have balanced views.
Posted by Yikes, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jul 2, 2009 at 8:00 pm
Fact: There’s an entire newsgroup just for right-wing Christian pedophiles.
Police say a Pierce County foster dad charged with molesting and photographing young boys in his care posted messages in an Internet newsgroup catering to Christian pedophiles….describing himself as a "boylover that has devoted my life to boys and introducing the love of Christ to them.” [And then this typical hypocrite says] “homosexual desire is unnatural”.
Outrageous: A republican politician’s smear campaign against the child his son viciously raped
Fact: 27 MORE examples of big-shot republican perverts, from mainstream newspapers:
Serial killer/rapist Ted Bundy campaigned for the Republican Party
Republican racist pedophile and United States Senator Strom Thurmond had sex with a 15-year old black girl which produced a child.
Republican activist Lawrence E. King, Jr. organized child sex parties at the White House during the 1980s.
Republican lobbyist Craig J. Spence organized child sex parties at the White House during the 1980s.
Republican Mayor Philip Giordano is serving a 37-year sentence in federal prison for sexually abusing 8- and 10-year old girls.
Republican Congressman Donald "Buz" Lukens was found guilty of having sex with a minor and sentenced to one month in jail.
Republican fundraiser Richard A. Delgaudio was found guilty of child porn charges.
Republican activist Mark A. Grethen convicted on six counts of sex crimes involving children.
Republican activist Randal David Ankeney pleaded guilty to attempted sexual assault on a child.
Republican Congressman Dan Crane had sex with a minor working as a congressional page.
Republican activist and Christian Coalition leader Beverly Russell admitted to an incestuous relationship with his step daughter.
Republican congressman and anti-gay activist Robert Bauman was charged with having sex with a 16-year-old boy he picked up at a gay bar.
Republican activist Marty Glickman (a.k.a. "Republican Marty"), was taken into custody by Florida police on four counts of unlawful sexual activity with a juvenile and one count of delivering the drug LSD.
Republican legislative aide Howard L. Brooks, an advisor to a California assemblyman, was charged with molesting a 12-year old boy and possession of child pornography.
Republican Senate candidate John Hathaway was accused of having sex with his 12-year old baby sitter and withdrew his candidacy after the allegations were reported in the media.
Republican preacher Stephen White was arrested after allegedly offering $20 to a 14-year-old boy for permission to perform oral sex on him.
Republican talk show host Jon Matthews of Houston was indicted for indecency with a child, including exposing his genitals to a girl under the age of 17.
Republican anti-gay activist Earl "Butch" Kimmerling confessed to molesting an 8-year old girl after he attempted to stop a gay couple from adopting her.
Republican Party leader Paul Ingram of Thurston County, Washington, pleaded guilty to six counts of raping his daughters and served 14 years in federal prison.
Republican St. Louis Election Board official Kevin Coan was arrested and charged with trying to buy sex from a 14-year-old girl whom he met on the Internet.
Republican politician Andrew Buhr, former committeeman for Hadley Township Missouri, was charged with two counts of first degree sodomy with a 13-year old boy.
Republican politician Keith Westmoreland, a Tennessee state representative, was arrested on seven felony counts of lewd and lascivious exhibition to minors under 16 (i.e. exposing himself to children).
Republican anti-abortion activist John Allen Burt was charged with sexual misconduct involving a 15 year old girl.
Republican legislator, Richard Gardner, a Nevada state representative, admitted to molesting his two daughters.
Republican activist Parker J. Bena pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography on his home computer and was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison and fined $18,000.
Republican parole board officer and former Colorado state representative, Larry Jack Schwarz, was fired after child pornography was found in his possession.
Republican strategist and Citadel Military College graduate Robin Vanderwall was convicted in Virginia on five counts of soliciting sex from boys and girls over the internet.
Fact: By comparing the contents of computers, anyone can see that most republicans are obsessed with pedophillia, rape, torture, and an endless variety of illegal, unconcentual and frightening sexuality. Liberals on the other hand, have legal, mainstream porn.
You don’t need to take my word on it - INVESTIGATE FOR YOURSELF!
1. Go to Web Link and download “Kazaa Lite”. There are other file-sharing programs like this, but I’ve never used them so I can’t give instructions for them.
2. This is very important: don’t download anything, because odds are, it’s probably stolen. If you do decide to download something, get as many anti-virus programs as you can. Your computer is about to engage in some wild orgies so put as many rubbers on him that he gets it on like the Michilin Tire Man. There are free demos you can get, which are 100% legal. For example, I did a search for “Avg anti-virus” and got a good demo.
3. Start by searching for something conservative. I searched for “Rush Limbaugh” and “Gods and Generals”.
4. Now that you’ve found something conservative, right-click on the file and select “Search for more from same…” and drag to “User”. Now you can see what files that user has on his computer. This is not hacking, this is a 100% legal way to spy on people, and, dare I saw, even read their minds.
5. You might want to confirm that you’re dealing with a republican. Some clues are lots of country music, “Southern Rock” (normal rock isn’t white enough for them), professional wrestling, tractor pull clips, etc, they’ve all got them. There’s another type of file they all have, which I’m getting too.
6. Notice the column headers. Click “Size” and you can set either the biggest or smallest files at the top of the list. Video files are the biggest, other than software. Also, click “category” and the list will segregate, scroll up and down until you find “erotica”.
7. Just by reading the titles and descriptions you can get an idea of what they like. By holding your pointer over a file, a description will pop up after a while. If the description is unclear or uses words that you don’t understand, DON’T download them. Some code-words, by the way “nudist” usually means they went to a nude beach and pointed a hidden camera at kids, “golden shower” has nothing to do with trickle down economics (no wait - it has EVERYTHING to do with Bush economics, never mind), “child love” has nothing whatsoever to do with love, “up skirt” ain’t Monroe dancing in an updraft, it’s usually non-consensual. “Bitch” is, of course, the same thing Rush Limbaugh called a 13 year-old Chelsea Clinton.
8. Once your keyboard is obscured due to buildup of vomit, it’s time to do the scientific thing and see what liberals have on their computers. (Get a cup of coffee now, this part is boring). You’ll notice liberals have a fetish for consensual, of age porn, if they need porn at all, and out of the corner of my eye I may or may not have witnessed soft-core.
9. Repeat this experiment until satisfied. Note: users with only a few files, or only audio files (who think they’re using napster) don’t count towards the final score, of course.
So far I’ve done 3 experiments, while chatting on IRC. Each link brings up the chat log, with chatter on other topics removed.
1 pedophile into beastiality, torture and mutilation
1 pedophile into incest
1 pedophile into rape, bondage
1 into "girlscouts fisting" ?
1 into incest and “fat Mexican bitch”
1 into hymens and tenticles
1 lots of porn, nothing but anal
1 "cat fight" ?
1 beatings and toilets
1 no porn
2 legal porn
Unknown: 1 no porn
Republicans: 1 into pissing into women’s mouths
Democrats: 2 no porn, 1 “busty” of age porn
1 Aruban with Rush Limbaugh and no porn
5 Europeans with no porn
Democrats = 4 law abiding citizens
One with 1 of-age porn file + Madonna's Justify my love
Posted by John, a resident of the Country Fair neighborhood, on Jul 2, 2009 at 8:38 pm
These guys and gals should all be thrown out of office or arrested and put in prison. We need to new government which actually represents the government. The revolution is coming and I bet you have never heard that recently but is where we are at and mark my words is coming.
Posted by Nosy Neighbors, a resident of the Pleasanton Heights neighborhood, on Jul 2, 2009 at 9:38 pm
OK...so the GOP totally screwed the pooch over the last 8 years, I'll admit that. After the Bushification of the US the liberal dems could have reincarnated Adolf Hitler, shaved off his mustache & thrown him a pair of khakis & a blue blazer & just sit back & watch him waltz into 16000 Pennsylvania Ave. The country was so pissed off at the republicans at that time nobody, especially Mc Cain the Insane & a hockey mom from BFA was going to make a difference in any way. Trust me, the chosen one (aka Barrack Hussein Obama) has already done some pretty scary s@&t with bailing out all his buddies from Wall St., AIG, GM so far & if I was a betting man I'd put him as a one term wonder.
Seriously folks, you voted for "change." You are getting the same bundle of Washington B.S., slick talk, a heavy PR spin & the worst part is it's all being handled by a "neighborhood organi$er from the most corrupt state & city in the US. You wanted Bush out & voted for the most inept, unqualified & quite possibly left to socialist leaning president this country has ever seen.
Posted by Viva La Revolution!, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jul 2, 2009 at 9:48 pm
John, I've got my pitchfork & flaming torch ready & I've got your back. When you want to storm the castle (i.e. the white house) I'm right behind you. The government that was SUPPOSED to be by the people & for the people has totally abandoned U.S.
The founding fathers drafted the Constitution for this exact purpose for when the government fails to protect it's citizens from those who would & should be their protectors.
It's been 233 years, maybe it's time for a new set of rules & rulers.