The everyday deceit, fatalist rants, hatred and vile Anti American nature is the norm now. Around Town, posted by Very Concerned Parent, a member of the Walnut Grove Elementary School community, on Sep 10, 2009 at 10:49 pm
I have lived in many cities and towns and have not come across the polarity or vile immature nature of many P-Town parents since either.
For example, the Weekly has 4 other area and forums. The citizens of all these town have seemed to be able to communicate hot button issues much more civilly than here in Pleasanton.
Also of notice as far as the greater bay and East bay area's, P-Town has the largest number of conservatives.
A while back prior to the election, during and after Obama was elected President, these radical far right conservatives were a minority by far. These days with Hannity, Rush, Pailin, Beck, and others, the NORM in conservatism is EXTREME!
The everyday deceit, fatalist rants, hatred and vile Anti American nature is the norm now.
These folks are feeding into the type of extremism that continues to divide Afghanistan and Iraq. For so long, main stream America condemned
the citizens of these Countries as having such a barbaric radical divide and we are now no better.
We as a Country have fed into the same hostility that we have so much despised and went to war for.
I know plenty of parents that have just about had enough of the attitude and exremism here in Pleasanton. This town has gone so far down hill.
Posted by Matt, a resident of the Val Vista neighborhood, on Sep 10, 2009 at 11:27 pm
If you're basing your comments purely on the tone seen here on the forums then you're right. But remember that only a small portion of the community actually posts here. Others use it as a way to vent the type of bile they would never unleash on someone to their face. This doesn't make it right or excuse it, but also keep in perspective. Please don't judge the entirety of the people of Pleasanton based on what you see in these forums. On a daily basis I continue to see people treat each other with dignity and respect in their day-to-day interactions around town. Pleasanton is a great place to live...the forums are just the slums of Pleasanton.
Posted by JimF, a resident of another community, on Sep 11, 2009 at 9:40 am
everyday deceit, fatalist rants, hatred and vile Anti American nature is the norm now in the current White House Administration.
For every action, there will be an equal and opposite reaction. It is a law of nature. The latest, a white people hating self-avowed marxist forced to resign, and ACORN caught in multiple offices using our tax dollars to advocate for and advise people on how to evade taxes and operate a child prostitution ring will only fuel the fire of those angry at our government right now.
Posted by Parent of Two, a resident of the Val Vista neighborhood, on Sep 11, 2009 at 11:20 am Parent of Two is a member (registered user) of PleasantonWeekly.com
By identifying ONLY the Conservatives as the "extremists", you show you are an agent of the very divisiveness you purport to abhor. Liberals AND Conservatives are engaged in extremist rhetoric. Right now, the President is using class warfare to promote his socialist health care agenda... pitting the have-nots (his electorate base) against the haves.
Your lack of self-awareness is part of the problem. If you don't consider Pelosi, Reid, Dodd, and Obama to also be "extremists", then you really don't understand the current political environment. When Bush was busy screwing up the economy and the war on terror, it was fine to rip him, but now that Obama is screwing up both situations even worse, the Republicans are being blamed for the negative environment?!