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Political Anger and non effective communication in P-Town?

Original post made by NVC, Downtown, on Aug 10, 2009

We hear all the time that the Democrat Liberals are attacking the Right and that they ere the cause of all the friction on the Weekly forums.

Well, Palo Alto is predominately Democrat Liberal and here is their Weekly Forum Topics. Note NO attacks on Republican Conservatives what so ever! Now look at the line item topics in the P-Town Forums!
SPORTS
VIDEO: Celebration of Athletes at the 2009 Summer National Senior Games
The Celebration of Athletes at the 2009 Summer National Senior Games took place Saturday night at Stanford University and included a parade of flags, speeches by former NFL qu... READ MORE/COMMENT
Posted by Editor, Palo Alto Online, 3 hours ago


AROUND TOWN
Higher than expected July water usage
Hi Readers, I am hoping for some advice. I am the Treasurer for the Greenmeadow neighborhood Board of Directors. The water usage for our community association facilities w... READ MORE/COMMENT
Posted by Rachel, a resident of the Greenmeadow neighborhood, 13 hours ago
There has been 1 comment on this topic, the most recent 12 hours ago.


ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO
How to save California
California's budget woes can be partially fixed for the future with a series of constitutional amendments, which the people have the power to vote on. The first amendment woul... READ MORE/COMMENT
Posted by Kevin Crispie, a resident of Mountain View, 23 hours ago
There have been 8 comments on this topic, the most recent 25 minutes ago.


SPORTS
Editorial: Senior Games redefine what 'senior' means
A remarkable event will be rolling out over the next two weeks in the Palo Alto area: Nearly 10,000 older athletes will be participation in a huge array of sporting events as ... READ MORE/COMMENT
Posted by Editor, Palo Alto Online, on Aug 9, 2009 at 7:18 am
There have been 2 comments on this topic, the most recent 9 hours ago.


PAUL LOSCH'S COMMUNITY BLOG
"Cash For Clunkers" Car Buying
I fervently hope that this program is having the purported positive impact on car sales and the general economy that led Congress to add $2 billion before they all went home t... READ MORE/COMMENT
Posted by Paul Losch, a resident of Palo Alto, on Aug 8, 2009 at 6:23 pm
There have been 3 comments on this topic, the most recent 13 hours ago.


STEPHEN LEVY'S ECONOMY BLOG
Update on the U.S. Economy
In April I started a blog on when the recession would end. My opinion was that we would know by the end of July whether Plan B was needed or the stimulus, financial sector ... READ MORE/COMMENT
Posted by stephen levy, a resident of the University South neighborhood, on Aug 8, 2009 at 3:24 pm
There has been 1 comment on this topic, the most recent 23 hours ago.


STEPHEN LEVY'S ECONOMY BLOG
Update on the California Dream
The first blog I wrote for the Weekly was on whether the California Dream was over. Recently I saw an editorial in the Christian Science Monitor asking the same question. T... READ MORE/COMMENT
Posted by stephen levy, a resident of the University South neighborhood, on Aug 8, 2009 at 3:06 pm


PALO ALTO ISSUES
HSR is the way to go
The Guardian ran a series of articles looking at the state of high-speed rail travel today. France intends to double its length of track over the next decade, and China is pla... READ MORE/COMMENT
Posted by Keep on Trackin\', a resident of another community, on Aug 8, 2009 at 12:51 am
There have been 3 comments on this topic, the most recent 23 hours ago.


RESTAURANTS
Re-energized and relocated
In college (OK, it's been a few years) I survived on frozen Swanson Chicken Pot Pies. My local grocery store often had them on sale as a price leader for 49 cents. Perpetually... READ MORE/COMMENT
Posted by Editor, Palo Alto Online, on Aug 7, 2009 at 11:50 pm
There has been 1 comment on this topic, the most recent on Aug 7, 2009 at 11:50 pm.


CRIMES & INCIDENTS
Fraudulent Band of America on-line survey
Do not open a fraudulent official looking Band of America survey. We received one today. In return for doing this survey on official B of A on-line stationery, you are prom... READ MORE/COMMENT
Posted by Mary Carlstead, a resident of the Duveneck/St. Francis neighborhood, on Aug 7, 2009 at 4:51 pm
There has been 1 comment on this topic, the most recent on Aug 8, 2009 at 9:31 am.


AROUND TOWN
Ugly soundwall still a hazard!
It appears that the work on the Loma Verde/Bayshore intersection by the ugly soundwall has been completed. It is now very unsatisfactory. For Bayshore southbound traffic the b... READ MORE/COMMENT
Posted by Ugly, ugly, ugly, a resident of the Palo Verde neighborhood, on Aug 7, 2009 at 4:16 pm
There have been 3 comments on this topic, the most recent 16 hours ago.


PALO ALTO ISSUES
Huge jump in Palo Alto retiree health costs
With the liability of medical care for the City of Palo Alto's retirees ballooning to $129.7 million, the City Council has agreed to boost this year's contribution to retirees... READ MORE/COMMENT
Posted by Editor, Palo Alto Online, on Aug 7, 2009 at 2:36 pm
There have been 7 comments on this topic, the most recent on Aug 9, 2009 at 6:50 am.


CRIMES & INCIDENTS
Palo Alto, county raids net $60 million in pot
Local and state officers seized and destroyed an estimated $60 million worth of marijuana growing in the foothills of Palo Alto and unincorporated Santa Clara County on Wednes... READ MORE/COMMENT
Posted by Editor, Palo Alto Online, on Aug 7, 2009 at 1:08 pm
There have been 17 comments on this topic, the most recent 8 hours ago.


PALO ALTO ISSUES
Eden Housing drops retail, senior homes
Senior housing, offices and room for a hardware store have been scrapped from a controversial downtown Palo Alto proposal after neighborhood opposition. Read the full story h... READ MORE/COMMENT
Posted by Editor, Palo Alto Online, on Aug 7, 2009 at 10:03 am
There have been 15 comments on this topic, the most recent on Aug 8, 2009 at 8:05 pm.


PALO ALTO ISSUES
Downtown Palo Alto vacancies hit 10 percent
The retail vacancy rate in downtown Palo Alto has jumped to more than 10 percent, prompting city staff to examine whether an ordinance protecting the retail density should be ... READ MORE/COMMENT
Posted by Editor, Palo Alto Online, on Aug 6, 2009 at 3:53 pm
There have been 48 comments on this topic, the most recent 11 hours ago.


AROUND TOWN
Most Likely, Sculptures by Brian Wasson at CSMA's Mohr Gallery
Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA) presents an exhibition of sculptures by artist Brian Wasson in Mohr Gallery from August 14-September 21, 2009. Join us on Friday, Au... READ MORE/COMMENT
Posted by Community School of Music and Arts, a resident of another community, on Aug 6, 2009 at 2:41 pm


AROUND TOWN
Law Professor John H. Barton dies of bike-accident injuries
John H. Barton, 72, a Stanford University law professor whose career emphasized the interface between science and the law, was pronounced dead Aug. 3 as a result of injuries h... READ MORE/COMMENT
Posted by Editor, Palo Alto Online, on Aug 6, 2009 at 1:50 pm
There have been 4 comments on this topic, the most recent on Aug 7, 2009 at 2:45 pm.


PALO ALTO SCHOOLS & KIDS
Palo Altos Schools to Run Deficit of $3 Million This Year
An article in the Daily Post refers to a quote by Bob Golton that PAUSD will be in the red by at least $3 Million and up to $4-6 Million this coming year. And this is after t... READ MORE/COMMENT
Posted by MJM, a member of the Gunn High School community, on Aug 6, 2009 at 12:09 pm
There have been 2 comments on this topic, the most recent on Aug 6, 2009 at 3:12 pm.


SPORTS
Silver medal for Palo Alto's Tosky
Jasmine Tosky may have been the youngest swimmer in the finals of the women's 400 IM on Wednesday night but that didn't seem to bother the 15-year-old much. Tosky finished sec... READ MORE/COMMENT
Posted by Editor, Palo Alto Online, on Aug 6, 2009 at 11:20 am
There has been 1 comment on this topic, the most recent on Aug 6, 2009 at 11:20 am.


ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO
Leadership Mountain View Recruiting for the Class of 2010
Each year Leadership Mountain View, a nonprofit run by the Chamber of Commerce, brings together several dozen people who live or work in the city to help them learn about what... READ MORE/COMMENT
Posted by Alicia Crank, a resident of Mountain View, on Aug 6, 2009 at 10:13 am


SPORTS
North to Ukiah, the title run is on
The Palo Alto Babe Ruth 15-year-old all stars hope to defend their Pacific Southwest Regional Tournament title as 14s when they travel to Ukiah on Thursday. All but three play... READ MORE/COMMENT
Posted by Editor, Palo Alto Online, on Aug 6, 2009 at 9:44 am
There has been 1 comment on this topic, the most recent on Aug 6, 2009 at 9:44 am.


CRIMES & INCIDENTS
Small grass fire smokes up Foothills Park
A small but smokey grass fire in the Wild Horse Valley area of Palo Alto Foothills Park blackened less than a quarter acre before it was put out shortly before 4 p.m. Wednesda... READ MORE/COMMENT
Posted by Editor, Palo Alto Online, on Aug 6, 2009 at 2:12 am
There has been 1 comment on this topic, the most recent on Aug 6, 2009 at 12:14 pm.


PALO ALTO SCHOOLS & KIDS
Palo Alto school board raises bond rate
Anticipating slower growth in property values, the Palo Alto school board Wednesday raised the rate property owners will pay this year to finance last year's $378 million scho... READ MORE/COMMENT
Posted by Editor, Palo Alto Online, on Aug 5, 2009 at 11:56 pm
There have been 13 comments on this topic, the most recent on Aug 8, 2009 at 9:21 pm.


KEITH SCHUMAN'S WORLD TRAVEL BLOG
TravelBlog #9 -- The magic and hard reality of Zanzibar
Nkhata Bay, Malawi -- July 29, 2009 Apologies for my absence, I have been about seeing some things I thought I ought to see. Due to what I have felt have been articles ... READ MORE/COMMENT
Posted by Keith Schuman, Palo Alto resident and world traveler, on Aug 5, 2009 at 10:09 pm


PALO ALTO ISSUES
Palo Alto businesses mount anti-tax crusade
A coalition of small-business owners has earned the backing of the Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce for its nascent campaign against the city's proposed business-license tax. Re... READ MORE/COMMENT
Posted by Editor, Palo Alto Online, on Aug 5, 2009 at 9:25 pm
There have been 11 comments on this topic, the most recent 1 hour ago.

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Posted by NVC
a resident of Downtown
on Aug 10, 2009 at 8:32 am

For that matter, NO attacks from either party anaginst the other as far as political topics for the most part. What is it about P-Town? Did it all start with the Measure G, or is a Right leaning town just more volitle?


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Posted by resident
a resident of Downtown
on Aug 10, 2009 at 4:15 pm

As my mother used to say, you can tell who is dumbest and has no logical argument for their cause -- they will be the ones yelling the loudest. Look at the far right bloggers and you can see what I mean. No brains, just bull. It did not start with measure G or prop 8 but both of those brought out the worst in people. When some of the downtown landlords post their names freely as $25,000 contributors to the hate on 8 campaign (Larry McColm for one, owns 350 Main building) yet refuses to stop raising rents, that tells you which way this town leans. Might as well make Crawford TX or new sister city.


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