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Remember when Pleasanton was "Pleasanton"?

Original post made by Buford, Birdland, on Oct 29, 2010

Here is a little country song I wrote called "When Pleasanton was Pleasanton". I first posted this song about a year ago, but now I have revised it for the upcoming elections. God Bless Tea Party Values! Enjoy!

I'll never forget when Pleasanton was Pleasanton

Back in 1984 when Reagan kept America strong

Before Main St. got all liberal and trendy

When everyone drove a pickup and read the Bible

I remember waving the Ameican flag with my family on those warm Pleasanton nights

Before liberal public transportation and BART came here

We didn't need no API scores to know our schools were doing right

When we ate good ol' meatloaf at Haps every night

Oh I remember when Pleasanton was Pleasanton

San Francisco values seemed so far away

Oh I remember when Pleasanton was Pleasanton

When we listened to Kenny Rogers all day long

I remember how a handshake in Pleasanton used to mean something

And everybody looked you in the eye (Just like Glenn Beck said!)

We didn't need no fancy sidewalks on Main Street

Just a heavy dose of good ol' American Pride

Now it almost makes me cry to think back to those days

Only David Harmer and his family values can save us now

This ain't the America that I remember as a boy

Boy I tell you I want to bring old Pleasanton back

Oh I remember when Pleasanton was Pleasanton

We didn't need no fancy tax funded public schools (Just ask David Harmer!)

Oh I remember when Pleasanton was Pleasanton

We need Palin Tea Party values to take us back!

Comments (14)

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Posted by Steve
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 29, 2010 at 7:06 pm

What a complete waste of bandwidth. If you're so unhappy here, please depart. I doubt you'll be missed.


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Posted by Patriot
a resident of Country Fair
on Oct 29, 2010 at 8:22 pm

Great words Buford. Steve, we were here before you. If you don't like our memories and values, then you leave. Just remember, We are the ones who made Pleasanton possible for YOU to enjoy!Quit your complaining.


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Posted by dublinmike
a resident of Dublin
on Oct 29, 2010 at 9:38 pm

dublinmike is a registered user.

Buford is just pointing out the phoniness of ya'll on the right, especially the (Word removed by Pleasanton Weekly Online staff).

Patriot, what memories are you talking about? The Tri-Valley was and is a great place to live. But, Main Street Pleasanton was full of low life bars until as recent as the mid-seventies. So, you must be talking about somewhere else.

Bless our mess, I'd rather be here than there.


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Posted by Able
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 30, 2010 at 9:08 am

Mike from Dublin, once again, wrote: "especially the (Word removed by Pleasanton Weekly Online staff)."

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Per Gina Channell-Allen, member (registered user) of PleasantonWeekly.com:

"The PW editors and I find the term "teabagger" offensive because of its non-political connotations."


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Posted by mellow fellow
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 30, 2010 at 9:18 am

Yeah ... I was visiting relatives in Pleasanton in the 50's - 60's as a kid. Not as pleasant as a place as you think ... racist, out of touch, and kinda backwards. I for one am glad Pleasanton has become the town it has. It maintains a healthy dose of reality, family values and hard working people.


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Posted by Ed
a resident of Castlewood Heights
on Oct 30, 2010 at 10:50 am

Poor Buford...it must be depressing to be so irrelevant. Hope he takes comfort in his little out-of-touch reality.


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Posted by Quan
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 30, 2010 at 12:31 pm

This is a pretty good satire of the empty right-wing platitudes espoused by the likes of David Harmer, Bridget Melson, and the Tea Party movement in general. Behind all the anger and simplistic bumper sticker slogans is a complete void of any real solutions to our problems.


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Posted by Able
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 30, 2010 at 4:31 pm

Quan wrote: "Behind all the anger and simplistic bumper sticker slogans is a complete void of any real solutions to our problems."

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Wow, you should see multiple large angry, hate filled and violent lefty rallies with the kooky signs right here on bay area streets year after year! Those are the worst.


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Posted by There you go again
a resident of Downtown
on Oct 30, 2010 at 8:55 pm

More fine examples of the hate, anger, and intolerance from the left.


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Posted by Karin
a resident of Ruby Hill
on Nov 2, 2010 at 9:24 am

Glad to see this city has moved forward and rid itself of the non-productive type. Now if we can keep the NIMBYs at bay...


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Posted by katie
a resident of Ruby Hill
on Nov 2, 2010 at 6:02 pm

wow, very harsh words i am reading. take a chill pill. it's free speech, no matter how much you rather not hear it. i have to listen to the left talk and point fingers all the time, and i actually give them a chance to voice their opinions.


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Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Nov 3, 2010 at 12:17 am

ah yes, I remember when Pleasanton was a refuge for goldrush criminals and the hotels on mainstreet were whore houses....oh, and when the chinese immigrants who worked on the railroad were forced to live underground.....oh the Pleasanton of yesteryear that I long for.....

give me a f'ing break.



Katie,
Buford's post doesn't qualify as free speach as the Pleasanton Weekly web forum is not a government agency, or agent of the government. So by all means, they can remove it with no legal problem.


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Posted by sknywench
a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Nov 4, 2010 at 11:47 am

sknywench is a registered user.

Uh, I remember Pleasanton back in 1984, and in fact l974. The downtown was run down, a bunch of seedy bars, and Hap's was gross. I've always listened to rock n roll, never listened much to Country music (although Im OK if someone else likes it), and I never have read the bible because I Jewish. We have always felt fortunate to have BART conveniently located here so we can see theatre, museum exhibitions and have dinner at world-class establishments in San Francisco. I dont know what planet Buford is living on, but hint, TOTO - WE ARE NOT IN KANSAS ANYMORE and no political party is going to change that my friends.


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Posted by Oldtimer
a resident of Castlewood
on Nov 3, 2014 at 12:50 pm

Really Buford? I did not enjoy reading your song. Maybe you should change the song name to "Remember when Pleasanton was all white"? Downtown Pleasanton in 1984 was run down and gross!


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