Posted by Amy, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jun 20, 2010 at 4:07 pm
Actually, a move to Texas is my plan in a couple years when my kid is thru school here. My dough will go much further there. So if you are serious in helping me with moving expenses, I'd be happy to tell you where you could send your financial aid. Put up or shut up.
PS...Though I am not quite financially independent yet, I think you'd be surprised how much we contribute to the local economy here. It is people like you who are killing this State when you usher taxpayers like me out of the State. When you have a chance, I'd pick up a copy of the "Goose that Laid the Golden Egg" sometime.
Posted by maja7, a resident of the Vintage Hills Elementary School neighborhood, on Jun 21, 2010 at 8:22 am
I for one agree with Amy. Having visited Texas many times and having my own children, I would love to move to Texas. Time to get out of liberal California. Yes, I am a conservative, fiscally and socially, and Texas is more my style. Now, I just need to sell my home and I'm outta here.
Posted by dublinmike, a resident of Dublin, on Jun 21, 2010 at 6:58 pm dublinmike is a member (registered user) of PleasantonWeekly.com
Amy, here's a link that you will like, along with maja7: Web Link.
Regarding your comment, "I'd be happy to tell you where you could send your financial aid" I knew it, you are a HYPOCRITE. You want a hand out! Oh, but this is different: the government giving out a hand out is bad. But, from private individuals, it's okay. It's still weaseling...
Posted by maja7, a resident of the Vintage Hills Elementary School neighborhood, on Jun 21, 2010 at 7:48 pm
Thanks DublinMike for the link....I do try to keep up with the news(read newspapers, watch news, etc.) so I was aware of the textbook 'uproar' in Texas. Since I'm a mother to 4 children (ages high school to elementary), I am well aware of the liberal agenda being taught to my children. Thank you, however, for thinking of me.
By the way, I am a California native, a rare species thesedays, so it's not a matter I take lightly;moving out of state, that is. I wish the best for California.
Posted by dublinmike, a resident of Dublin, on Jun 21, 2010 at 8:30 pm dublinmike is a member (registered user) of PleasantonWeekly.com
maja7, we have more in common than not. My wife and I believe that, ultimately, parents are responsible for the childerns' upbringing. I am a lifelong Democrat with liberal social values (fiscal conservative, often confused as a Republican... if can believe that!). And my wife is Republican with conservative social values.
But, the one thing we have in common is realizing that our children face a world that is not like what we would like it to be. We need to provide the additional tools to deal with life. We agree that flexibility in viewing something is more important than having an extreme fixed viewpoint that people like Amy have. She's angry about something and it comes out. Me? I do not tolerate people like her that choose to live in a hole...whether they are extreme right or extreme left in Berkeley.
Posted by Amy, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jun 21, 2010 at 9:10 pm
Remember you offered a financial incentive for me to leave town. I did not ask in the first place.
BTW: The feeling is very mutual. I despise people like you i.e. bleeding heart liberals who are so generous with other people's money (except your own). Almost all social programs designed by liberals have devastatingly negative impacts, yet all people like you measure is the "intent" of the programs and not the outcome. Hey, it makes you FEEL better to offer these social programs tho.
Posted by Texas more jobs, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jun 21, 2010 at 11:08 pm
I do believe Texas created the most new jobs last year.
Ca lost jobs. Every time Ca lousy Legis write another destructive law, companies leave the state. The anti-buisness yells YEA!, of course the companies TAKE THEIR JOBS WITH THEM to Texas, Nev, Az and New Mex ! Of course the reason for Texas creating so many jobs could be their Legis only meets somthing like 6 weeks a year. Until the 50s or 60s, CA had just a part-time legis....worked so much better, didn't have time to write stupid laws for Ripley's Believe it ot Not, and it was certainly cheaper in every respect, retirement, regular pay, etc. And they didn't have time on their hands for writing stupid laws.
Posted by maja7, a resident of the Vintage Hills Elementary School neighborhood, on Jun 22, 2010 at 12:18 pm
DublinMike, Thanks for the nice, level-headed conversation. I appreciate it. I think, too many of these comments are getting personal and disparaging people's beliefs/standards/values.
If we, as adults, cannot express our own opinions without personally attacking each other...how in the world do we expect our children to survive/thrive in this world? Everyone's opinion is of value because it's just that 'an opinion'. Everyone does not and should not hold the same opinion because opinions/beliefs, etc. are based upon one's upbringing, experiences, personality. We are all unique and that's what makes the world a wonderful place to live in.
My job as a parent is to provide my children with tools to be strong in their faith and their values in this world; to be good people. I have had countless conversations (and will have countless more, no doubt) with my children about their responsibility to themselves, this world and each other. That's the role I took on as a parent. It's a daunting role, not for the faint of heart. Glad to know that you and your wife, although coming from different perspectives, see your parenting of your children as important as I do.