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An upset 40 years in the making

Original post made by Tim Hunt, Castlewood, on Nov 8, 2012

Turnabout took 40 years, but it’s refreshing to see upstart Eric Swalwell take down the ancient Rep. Pete Stark, a 20-term incumbent in Congress in a manner similar to Stark’s campaign back in 1972 against a older representative.

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Posted by liberalism is a disease
a resident of Birdland
on Nov 8, 2012 at 9:10 am

liberalism is a disease is a registered user.

Good riddance to the old fossil, who long ago outlived his usefulness. Back to Maryland with you, you arrogant old fart.


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Posted by Casanova_Frankenstein
a resident of Old Towne
on Nov 11, 2012 at 9:42 am

Casanova_Frankenstein is a registered user.

"In a county dominated by Democrats that rarely sees a tax that it doesn’t embrace.."

You make selflessness and generosity sound like a bad thing. I think you've said a lot more about Tim Hunt than you have about liberals here.


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Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Nov 11, 2012 at 10:08 am

Kathleen Ruegsegger is a registered user.

Casanova, is it selflessness and generosity when it's other people's money you are trying to donate? Certainly nothing prevents you, or anyone else, from being selfless or generous with your own money for those things you wish to support.


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Posted by Casanova_Frankenstein
a resident of Old Towne
on Nov 11, 2012 at 3:04 pm

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We have this thing in this country called democracy, Kathleen. I know it's inconvenient when you hold extremist minority views, but you could always make a Unibomber-style shack for yourself and pretend you're not a part of the human race if you want to. Still gotta pay taxes, though. You're a big girl now; I'm sure that once you acclimatize to reality, you'll be able to see the bigger picture.


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Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Nov 11, 2012 at 3:20 pm

Kathleen Ruegsegger is a registered user.

We always pay our taxes. I do not, however, think that continually throwing money at a problem solves the problem. How about real solutions? Why is there no reassessment of what we pay for; what we don't need; what we pay too much for; what we can do better for less?


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Posted by Casanova_Frankenstein
a resident of Old Towne
on Nov 11, 2012 at 4:07 pm

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There is. I know that you don't see it, but you're so obsessed with spamming up the Pleasanton Weekly forum that you've lost the real-world perspective. You can't see much if all you're looking at is a computer monitor.


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Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Nov 12, 2012 at 7:10 am

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Casanova, I am happy to read whatever you think I've missed if you post some links. My concern is that many of the changes have been necessary because of the economy, not because anyone in government has permanently changed their spending habits. And that's both sides of the aisle.


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