Posted by Anonymous, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Nov 3, 2011 at 12:39 pm
I appreciate you forwarding pictures regarding the vandalism that is occurring in Oakland. I'm a Democrat and did not vote for this nor do I support the vandalism going on in Oakland. I finding is shocking. People have the freedom to assemble and protest, but once acts of vandalism have occurred, this is when it crosses the line.
And as far as the bailouts given to the banks, I did not have an opportunity to vote on that, but I would have voted no if given the chance. The bailouts by the way were started under the Bush administration.
Posted by Anonymous, a resident of Dublin, on Nov 3, 2011 at 1:01 pm
Dear Pleasanton Weekly staff -- Do we *really* have to link to photos to Michelle Malkin's website? Instead of viewing life through a partisan prism, you might wish to listen to a recording from this morning's Forum from KQED.org. Guest author Glenn Greenwald from Salon.com discusses his new book, "With Liberty and Justice For Some," as well as the Occupy movement (Web Link). The interview was particularly enlightening, since Greenwald was able to succinctly discuss the issues, and made it clear that this was not a partisan issue.
The irony is that those in the Tea Party are arguing about the same points (the shrinking middle class).
Regardless. Micro-reporting sites like Pleasanton Weekly have no business tweeting links to blog posts that are obviously bent to one political extreme or another. Let's keep this place neutral and professional.
Posted by Anonymous, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Nov 3, 2011 at 1:15 pm
Dublin Anonymous/Big Brother, there are 74 equally disturbing photos showing vandalism, graffiti, broken windows and fires started by the protesters in Oakland in the local newspaper, the Valley Times. Would you like those to be censored too?
Posted by radical, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Nov 3, 2011 at 2:24 pm
Dublin anon states that PW shouldn't allow links to michelle malkins site because it is partisan, and compares it to Glenn Greenwald on KQED?
read Glenn Greenwald's twitter feed and you get an immediate taste of his pro-Palestinian stance -- really no surprise he is interested in #OWS -- it is full of Israel haters like himself
he is an opinion columnists, and he is entitled to his opinions, but lets not pretend for a moment, as kqed does, that Greenwald is "succinctly discussing the issues", he is backing his own slant on things, just as Michele malkin does..
the real irony is the Malkin probably mostly agrees that it is true that, as Greenwald states in the subtitle of the book he was on KQED selling, "the Law Is Used to Destroy Equality and Protect the Powerful" and yet doofuses like dublin anon would shut down Michelle Malkin,
dublin anon would have to answer how restricting the free speech of people whose opinions you disagree with furthers Greenwalds and Malkins common cause of increasing liberty and justice in this country
and oh, 1 thing dublin anon, when you click on "POST A NEW TOPIC" above, you see that this forum is intended to be a "gathering place for sharing community information and opinion"
Posted by Steve, a resident of the Parkside neighborhood, on Nov 3, 2011 at 6:53 pm
Whatever, b. Again, you can't add any value here, just denigrate the original topic. Your absence of concern for the businesses that service downtown Oakland is typical of leftist anarchists who look to destroy property and creat chaos with no other purpose. They (and you, by extension) are immature children who undoubtedly lacked attention throughout their miserable childhood.
I like to imagine it was because their parents were too busy working at those awful big banks....ironic, ain't it?
Posted by Mike, a resident of the Birdland neighborhood, on Nov 3, 2011 at 8:41 pm
Thanks, Pleasanton Weekly, for providing a place for hatred and ignorance to flourish. What an ugly little publication you host. A reflection of the management can only be assumed. A publication of character would be preferable. Hopefully you will go out of business and will be replaced by something better.
Posted by b, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Nov 3, 2011 at 8:56 pm
Yes, I am indeed here to denigrate the original topic. The title of the post is "pics you won't see on mainstream media" but they are the same pics I've been seeing on every mainstream media website, channel, paper, etc. all day. Am I supposed to pretend that your latest fabricated crisis is real?
If you look closely at the photos, I bet you can see Obama himself at the front of that crowd of hooligans. Indeed, everything that is wrong with our country started when that guy took office.
Posted by b, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Nov 3, 2011 at 9:06 pm
By the way, Steve-O, I see all sorts of problems with the violence and vandalism in Oakland. That's true of most Progressives. This post-midnight Oakland activity is a small group of extremists who don't represent real people.
If you want to have a real dialogue, I'm happy to do so. But it is pretty hard to take seriously this post. Is the above title and paragraph really the best you can do? If so, I'm merely stooping to the original poster's level of reasoning.
Posted by Masses, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Nov 3, 2011 at 11:07 pm
For many in the group, it was all just entertainment....like Woodstock. There were many that were clueless to issues, and due to ignorance,totally on the wrong side.
The unions were doing what unions do, stir up ****, contribute very little.
We have a serious population problem, some due to out of control immigration, others due to illegals, others due to an irresponsible catholic church that exasperates, not helps the situation. Even the greens contribute to the problem by whimping out. The (after war)
'baby boomers' were the largest block in history.....until we all had our children, who are now in the streets with more prople than jobs, more people than college seats. That exponential growth of boomers II will not be going away, We need a controlled immigration policcy according to what WE need.
Posted by Dorothy, a resident of another community, on Nov 4, 2011 at 3:09 am
Anarchists, and communists, and Teamsters, oh my!
Doesn't this call for a state of martial law with police crackdown? Oh, no, that would just be giving Obama the tyrant what he's been asking for since he stole the election from Sarah and John!!!
We're stuck up creek without a paddle. Maybe something simultaneous is in order: martial law + a coup d'etat with eric cantor taking over the reins of govt until we can install michelle malkin as grand dragon lady of govt.
Posted by Double standard, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Nov 4, 2011 at 7:54 am
Isn't it interesting that when a few bigots attach themselves to the Tea Party movement, the entire movement is labeled as racist and then you have OWS and where there is widespread property damage by many, they are called out as unfortunate exceptions and the movement is not tainted?
It is clear that neither OWS is an anarchist movement nor the Tea Party racist. But the double standard by the media and many on these blogs is quite unfortunate.
Posted by Dorothy, a resident of another community, on Nov 5, 2011 at 5:43 am
A 'few bigots in the tea party'? Why is it, then, that we never hear tea baggers denouncing them in a manner like several progressives have denounced the violent minority at the Oakland protest? Fact is, bigots were/are the mainstay of the tea bag movement, and for tea bag members to denounce them would be to alienate the core of the movement.
Posted by Stacey, a resident of the Amberwood/Wood Meadows neighborhood, on Nov 5, 2011 at 9:13 am Stacey is a member (registered user) of PleasantonWeekly.com
The Occupiers should start building alliances with the Tea Party on their common interests if they really mean to be about the 99% and denounce the anti-semitics, communists, and anarchists in their midst. The Tea Party has been successful in influencing politics, for whatever that is worth, while the Occupiers so far have not. Apparently their voter registration numbers are very low. They could learn a lot from the Tea Party on how to organize and achieve political results.
Posted by Patriot, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Nov 5, 2011 at 10:22 am
And its amazing that so few are talking about one of the key problems at the root of all this (the housing bubble, the student loan default bubble, high unemployment), namely "too big to fail".
The financial community is doing all the same risky speculation with student loan derivatives that they were doing with mortgage derivatives that got us into the first financial crisis and bailouts. That is making college harder and harder to afford and putting our financial system at great risk as cascading defaults could lead to another round of bailouts.