The Queen's Jet... State, National, International, posted by Another Hippy, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Feb 21, 2010 at 7:05 pm
I don't care who you are ... Democrat, Republican, or Independent ... liberal or conservative ... blue state or red state ... you have to be appalled at this woman...Nancy Pelosi ! And the Democrats talk about Sarah's dresses???
Please check this out and be prepared to get sick or fighting mad! >>> Web Link
Posted by Mark, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Feb 22, 2010 at 5:56 am
Snopes.com is a Scam
For the past few years www.snopes.com has positioned itself, or others have labeled it, as the 'tell all final word' on any comment, claim and email. But for several years people tried to find out who exactly was behind snopes.com. Only recently did Wikipedia get to the bottom of it - kinda makes you wonder what they were hiding. Well, finally we know. It is run by a husband and wife team - that's right, no big office of investigators and researchers, no team of lawyers. It's just a mom-and-pop operation that began as a hobby.
David and Barbara Mikkelson in the San Fernando Valley of California started the Website about 13 years ago - and they have no formal background or experience in investigative research. After a few years it gained popularity believing it to be unbiased and neutral, but over the past couple of years people started asking questions who was behind it and did they have a selfish motivation? The reason for the questions - or skepticims - is a result of snopes.com claiming to have the bottom line facts to certain questions or issue when in fact they have been proven wrong. Also, there were criticisms the Mikkelsons were not really investigating and getting to the 'true' bottom of various issues. I can personally vouch for that complaint.
A few months ago, when my State Farm agent Bud Gregg in Mandeville hoisted a political sign referencing Barack Obama and made a big splash across the internet, 'supposedly' the Mikkelson's claim to have researched this issue before posting their findings on snopes.com. In their statement they claimed the corporate office of State Farm pressured Gregg into taking down the sign, when in fact nothing of the sort 'ever' took place.
I personally contacted David Mikkelson (and he replied back to me) thinking he would want to get to the bottom of this and I gave him Bud Gregg's contact phone numbers - and Bud was going to give him phone numbers to the big exec's at State Farm in Illinois who would have been willing to speak with him about it. He never called Bud. In fact, I learned from Bud Gregg no one from snopes.com ever contacted anyone with State Farm. Yet, snopes.com issued a statement as the 'final factual word' on the issue as if they did all their homework and got to the bottom of things - not!
Then it has been learned the Mikkelson's are jewish - very Democratic (party) and extremely liberal. As we all now know from this presidential election, liberals have a purpose agenda to discredit anything that appears to be conservative. There has been much criticism lately over the internet with people pointing out the Mikkelson's liberalism revealing itself in their website findings.. Gee, what a shock?
So, I say this now to everyone who goes to www..snopes.com to get what they think to be the bottom line facts...'proceed with caution.' Take what it says at face value and nothing more. Use it only to lead you to their references where you can link to and read the sources for yourself. Plus, you can always google a subject and do the research yourself. It now seems apparent that's all the Mikkelson's do. After all, I can personally vouch from my own experience for their 'not'
Posted by Grace, a resident of the Highland Oaks neighborhood, on Feb 22, 2010 at 9:43 am
So let's also see: your entire "Snopes.com is a scam" reply above is not in any quotes, nor is it attributed to the original source. It appears, for all intents and purposes, as if *you* are saying that *you* "personally contacted David Mikkelson" and that he replied to you with those words. I find it fascinating that every conservative person I know who has sent me the spam emails over the past 1 1/2 years had exactly the same story, verbatim! How very coincidental.
Posted by jimf01, a resident of another community, on Feb 22, 2010 at 10:09 am jimf01 is a member (registered user) of PleasantonWeekly.com
hippy - Before getting into this, there is so much to complain about with this Congress, getting into what jet Pelosi is a waste of time.
The jet depicted is not "Pelosi's jet". It is used by, according to the Air Force 'the vice president, using the distinctive call sign "Air Force Two," the first lady, and members of the Cabinet and Congress. '
So Pelosi has access to it and has used it, that much is correct. The judicial watch investigation, dubbed by them the "Pelosi Air Force Scandal" shows that Pelosi flew regularly on USAF jets, and periodically used the C-32