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REFLECTING THE NATIONAL MOOD
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by m, Another Pleasanton neighborhood,
on Aug 19, 2009
First of all I want to applaud the Pleasanton Weekly for having a Town Square Forum, especially in the turbulent political climate of today. As I read the blaring posts, I thought at first, I was living in a bubble of surreal extremism. But, the more I look at the news, I'm finding that this forum actually accurately reflects the general mood of the country. The Town Hall meetings across the nation are absurd to me. Yet, we uphold the Freedom of Speech dearly. All we have is our opinion to fight the varying ideals out in the real world. This is a tough time ... we are victims of our own excesses and success. I have faith we will strike a balance ... but I don't think it's going to happen without the cathartic blurting that these forums provide.