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135,000 NEW Teaching JOBS this summer!!

Original post made by HOPE, Bridle Creek, on Jun 8, 2009

L.A. Times Reports:

Obama's summer jobs plan: work for 600,000 people
In a meeting today with the Cabinet, the president will announce plans to tap into the $787-billion stimulus to create jobs, with 10 major projects to be implemented in the next three months.
By Mark Silva reporting from washington
7:15 AM PDT, June 8, 2009
President Obama today promised to deliver more than 600,000 new jobs this summer with accelerated spending of some of the $787-billion economic stimulus that Congress approved at his urging earlier this year.

The boost in employment will not offset the job losses of recent months -- with more than 1.6 million jobs shaved from the economy since Congress approved the stimulus plan in February. Unemployment last month reached 9.4%, the highest since 1983.



Trapped: It's hard to get a job if... U.S. unemployment rate hits 9.4% in May,...Southern California property values sink below historic norms
Economic data suggest recession is easing

But the president, who plans to meet with economic advisors and his Cabinet at the White House today following his return from a five-day foreign trip, will promise hundreds of thousands of new jobs with increased spending on maintenance projects at military bases, about 1,600 road and airport projects, the hiring of some 135,000 teachers and other school staffers and 125,000 summer jobs for youth under the supervision of the Department of Labor.

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Posted by Mike
a resident of Kottinger Ranch
on Jun 8, 2009 at 10:34 am

Let me get this straight? The Feed is going to POUR out funds to create jobs, but California is sinking? California has for a long time had some of the highest paid and biggest federal tax contributors than any other stae. Now our federal tax dollars are not even going to be available for the Emergency that California is facing? Read my comments, line item below. My input IN CALIFORNIA in CAPS.

These are the targeted projects for accelerated spending, according to the White House:

* Enable 1,129 health centers in 50 states and eight territories to provide expanded service to about 300,000 patients (Department of Health and Human Services).

IN CALIFORIA, we will be eliminating Cal Works, Medical and healthy Families. The result will be aver TWO MILLIOM children without ANY medical coverage. Elder care is targeted as well. I BET hospitals will need to "expand servces"!

* Begin work on 107 national parks (Department of the Interior).

IN CALIFORNIA, we are facing the closure of most ALL national parks, because we have ZERO money to fund them.

* Begin work on rehabilitation and improvement projects at 98 airports and more than 1,500 highway locations throughout the country (Department of Transportation).

IN CALIFORNIA, We dont have the money to travel by air, let alone by car the way things are going. What a priority!

* Fund 135,000 education jobs including teachers, principals and support staff (Department of Education).

IN CALIFORNIA, we have LOST over 36,000 teacher jobs in the LAST WEEK! Pleasanton has LOST 146 teachers and countless support staff.
So by the math, should we expect ALL the teachers to be recalled and even more hired! This makes NO sense, what so ever!!

* Begin improvements at 90 veterans medical centers across 38 states (Department of Veterans Affairs).

WOW- what an idea, improving delapitaed V.A. hospitals.

* Hire or keep on the job about 5,000 law enforcement officers (Department of Justice).

In CALIFORNIA, thousands of firefighters and cops have already LOST their jobs. So again, should we expect a recall?

* Start 200 new waste and water systems in rural America (United States Department of Agriculture).

BRILLIANT! More construction jobs for the illegals!

* Begin or accelerate cleanup work at 20 Superfund sites from the national priority list (Environmental Protection Agency).

INTERESTING!

* Create 125,000 summer youth jobs (Department of Labor).

REALLY cool, 125k jobs for the youth, while teachers with MBA's are out of work. Perhaps the kids can now pay the mortgage?

* Initiate 2,300 construction and rehabilitation projects at 359 military facilities across the nation (Department of Defense).

Again, MORE MILITARY SPENDING!

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Were the hell is all this money comming from? China!

Why not just a LUMP SUM state by state BAIL OUT? The FED already owns Chrysler and GM and most of the banks. So, why not bail out the states and own them too? I am a Left wing Dem and I am starting to see major socialisim taking place!


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Posted by Julie
a resident of Danbury Park
on Jun 8, 2009 at 10:40 am

"Change we can believe in!"


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Posted by Me Too
a resident of Canyon Creek
on Jun 8, 2009 at 2:41 pm

Most of these sound like the worst of the worst ideas. Why not build another 5000 dams? It will keep people employed for a few years, produce some electricty and destroy what rivers we have left. Of course in 3 years when everyone is unemployed again there will be no where left to build a dam. Then what? Oh, build more VA hospitals.

How about we get jobs for the PARENTS of the 125,000 kids before the children? Perhaps I shall invest in fast food, beer and drugs because that's where that money will go.


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Posted by Randy
a resident of Livermore
on Jun 8, 2009 at 3:26 pm

let's see since he has been president we have lost over 2.6 million jobs and unemployment is approaching 10%. Well just what would these 600,000 jobs being doing? Picking up trash along the side of the highway?


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Posted by Big Poppa
a resident of Del Prado
on Jun 8, 2009 at 7:24 pm

So Obama is admitting that the first part of the "stimulas" has not worked so he is pouring more "printed money" into the economy. The only job growth is and will be the govt.


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Posted by Jennifer
a resident of another community
on Jun 8, 2009 at 7:57 pm

I didn't vote for Obama, he did nothing and didn't even vote when it came to the Illinois legislature. I told my friends it was a sad day when he became elected, however I didn't vote for McCrap either. I hated both of them, they were all sorry choices. Now I'm in California and CALWORKS, I was supposed to start my vocational training in July 2009 will probably be cut. I have a job only working 20 hours a week, but usually I'm sent home with less than that. Last year I was working 40+ hours and my old company isn't even hiring, in fact they are laying off. I don't know what to do and I have 3 kids, better learn to speak a 2nd language and move out of this country.


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Posted by Einstein
a resident of Mohr Elementary School
on Jun 8, 2009 at 8:48 pm

Einstein is a registered user.

This truly is a sad situation and the real difficult part is knowing that we have at least 3.5 more years of this president by I am hopeful about the congressional races next year in other states based on what is happening in the polls and in europe. The fiscal responsible parties in europe are sweeping to power in every country other than Greece and Gordon Brown is being asked to step down because of doing the same thing Obama is doing here. I really feel sorry about people in this town with school age children as it is going to get far worse I fear unless we do something about the debt and possibly lowering taxes in order to kick start the economy. All four of my grown children went through the Pleasanton school system and I can tell you that the town and the schools are not the same now as they were then. At the end of the day it is truly up to us the voters to change our leadership and vote out everyone who is part of the problem and unfortunately that is most if not all of the elected officials in the state, county, and local levels.


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Posted by Me Too
a resident of Canyon Creek
on Jun 8, 2009 at 8:50 pm

"better learn to speak a 2nd language and move out of this country."

What do you mean, you'd better learn to speak a second language to STAY in this country - especially here in California.

It won't be too long before you will be looking for signs in store fronts the say "We speak English"


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Posted by Mike
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 8, 2009 at 9:12 pm

Jennifer, how about starting your own business – go on, you can do it – challenge yourself, compete, do something better than anyone else. This country is still amazing. We'll recover. Just don't depend on others to carry you.


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Posted by Bobby
a resident of Del Prado
on Jun 8, 2009 at 9:38 pm

Mike, I don't believe Jennifer is asking for public assistance by what she said in her writing but rather talking about Obama and the economy both of which are facts at this point. Hard to argue with unemployment approaching 10 percent nationally and I am not even sure what is in California right now.........12 percent?


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Posted by Mike
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 8, 2009 at 9:53 pm

Bobby, what I meant by "just don't depend on others to carry you" is the notion that people are waiting for someone to hire them or give them more hours to work. Yes, depending on someone else can take the form of government support. I was encouraging her to go out and make something happen -- be entrepreneurial!



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Posted by Bobby
a resident of Del Prado
on Jun 8, 2009 at 9:57 pm

Good points and she seems a bit down but sounds like she is a charger and will recover. You have to really feel for her though coming all the way out here and then the economy in the tank has really got to be a challenge for her. Have a good one.


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Posted by Anonymous
a resident of another community
on Jun 8, 2009 at 10:09 pm


To: Jennifer

I didn't like any of the candidates either. None of the people I wanted to vote for were on the ballot nor eligible for office...George Washington...Abraham Lincoln...


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Posted by This is what happens
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 8, 2009 at 10:24 pm

And herein lies the problem: when you elect someone whose only "accomplishment" is being a lawyer for an organization that promotes stealing elections, is friends with people that work the system to overload it, and only read in *theory* what government is about you get screwed!

When you elect someone who has never run anything, lead anything, or been anything other than an elected official (who, by the way, everytime got into office quickly turned to run for another office) you have someone fundamentally unprepared to run the most important nation on Earth.

I do not understand the logic of this administration...

Obama: Looky what we have here

Rahm: A hole

Obama: Yep, it's a hole we're in

Rahm: How we gonna get out?

Obama: Start digging

Rahm: Won't that make the hole we're in just bigger?

Obama: Not if we dig faster.

Huh??? Where is the logic? If I am in credit card debt, do I use my credit card to buy more to get out of debt? NO!!!!

This guys needs to go. He didn't have a clue and what is worse is that the voters didn't either. Why? Because the news media, print media, bloggers, etc are infatuated with this man. It's like these government fantasies (wouldn't it be nice if we didn't need money for anything...ever!!) finally were seen as possibly coming true by electing this guy and they really think he is going to come up with some alternative universe spending principal because he is their president and will rescue the nation!

God, please forgive us and spare us our arrogance as a nation. We need you and are helpless before you. We don't want a king. We want the freedom you intended for us. Please rescue us!


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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 8, 2009 at 10:38 pm

"This guys needs to go. He didn't have a clue and what is worse is that the voters didn't either. Why? Because the news media, print media, bloggers, etc are infatuated with this man"

I agree Obama is not good. But the voters did know. I voted for Obama but not because I liked him or agreed with his ideas, but because I truly believe that Palin anywhere near Washington was simply too scary. McCain screwed up - he pretty much ensured Obama's victory by picking the most uneducated, backwards person on earth. I am a woman and would never vote for someone so backwards as Palin (does not believe in abortion, or sex education, or evolution, plus she is very ignorant and can't seem to make a coherent statement).

I only hope the GOP gets its act together, because the way it looks right now, they keep embracing ignorant Palin, and that will only help this administration in future elections.

I do not like Obama or his policies, but the McCain/Palin alternative was worse in my opinion.


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Posted by Big Poppa
a resident of Del Prado
on Jun 8, 2009 at 10:55 pm

First, Palin has more experience than Obama. Second, I just saved or created 2 million jobs. Prove that I didn't.


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Posted by This is what happens
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 8, 2009 at 10:59 pm

Resident...

You said, "does not believe in abortion, or sex education, or evolution..."

See at this point, you have just nullified all your judgements because what Obama is doing is worse than any of those issues. Our country is going down hill at record speed under the "watch" of this man, and you are still holding on to some irrelevant opinion of a woman with the cultural beliefs of the majority of this nation.

..."plus she is very ignorant and can't seem to make a coherent statement"

You should be careful what you say about others...it may be true about yourself...


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Posted by resident
a resident of Las Positas
on Jun 9, 2009 at 2:20 am

I thought I would try to refocus this,

President Obama is creating new teaching jobs, but its in about 10 states that he believes are WORTH pouring money into.Those states are willing to undergo significant reforms, including eliminating/reforming tenure. I am an educator and I see both sides of this coin. There are many ineffective instructors that should be removed;however, merit pay is frustrating if you live in an urban district or teach a specialized EL class because those district often lack the basic resources needed to achieve a high test score.

Web Link duncan23-2009may23,0,5521042.story

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Posted by Einstein
a resident of Mohr Elementary School
on Jun 9, 2009 at 6:53 am

Einstein is a registered user.

Probably the most significant issue here is that unemployment nationally is at 9.2% and raising and in California I just heard on he radio is over 11% and that only includes the ones looking for a job. Obama is just guessing about the numbers of jobs he has created because the the CBO does not even attempt to track that because as they say it is impossible to prove. The 787 billion stimulus is not a job creation bill but rather a political move to shift the ideology of the country from allowing states power to creating an all powerful federal government who can now dicate the terms of their agenda by virtue of a financial contract with whichever state who chooses to use the funds. Beware as we are seeing our constitutional rights being taken away right in front of our eyes by someone who has never had a job other than a community organizer.


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Posted by Love Palin
a resident of another community
on Jun 9, 2009 at 8:06 am

You had to love Palin's coherent and well reasoned defense of the TARP program and other bailouts. She explained that fiscal conservatives support the 3/4 Trillion tax payer bailout of the financial services industry, because the industry was too important to fail. It was about keeping spending under control, and lower taxes, and health care. This wasn't government taking over private industry. I especially liked the way she clarified her position in subsequent interviews and debates.

She was an embarrassment to an already embarrassed party (think Bush). Republicans aren't getting anywhere by blaming everything on Obama and saying he is a socialist or a Muslim. It is time to admit that Bush was wrong on the economy. Bush flung the door wide open for big government spending and control. Democrats need some credible opposition.


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Posted by Educated
a resident of Foothill High School
on Jun 9, 2009 at 8:32 am

Resident:

Do you really think Biden is better than Palin???? When was the last time he made a coherent statement?


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Posted by Michael
a resident of Livermore
on Jun 9, 2009 at 8:36 am

Let's go back to the subject of the blog and that is Obama's claim of creating 135,000 jobs while at the same time he has eliminated 2,600,000 jobs since becoming President even though he promised in November that is the stimulus package was approved he would save or create 2,500,000 jobs. His words not mine. We elected him as our leader to be President and to correct the things he said he would when running for the office and not to make excuses but to perform. He is starting to be held accountable for his words and as job losses and the financial hardships worsen he must perform afterall we bet on him.


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Posted by Pete M.
a resident of Downtown
on Jun 9, 2009 at 9:05 am

Here is an interesting article about our Vice President and I had forgotten he had to drop out of the race in 1988 because of cheating on speeches and now he is a heartbeat from the Presidency.

Web Link


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Posted by What is going on???
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 9, 2009 at 9:34 am

People on this blog are INSANE! This is a TOTAL Right Wing, Left/Moderate Bashing blog. Its actually quite amusing to hear the ignorace. To the point - I can see the attempt at job creation. I CANNOT see blaming the President for LOSING jobs - This was in motion since 2007. Job creation takes time. This doed NOT happen overnight. California is in a dire position yes, but did Obama create that?? No. You can thank all those that WE voted into our California Government for not being able to balance the books.

In addition, everyone wants to complain about bailing out Chrysler & GM... what is your alternative? OK, lets allow them to go under and have 100s of thousands of people lose their jobs. Then who is complaining?? Then we'd hear "Obama doesn't care about Americans" or something rediculous like that. OK, so instead, lets help them out, and instead about 30,000 - 50,000 jobs will be lost. Alternative? 50,000 or 200,000? Take your pick. No one will ever be happy or at the very least, find a middle ground.

Or no, instead lets talk about Palin, who is the MOST uneducated, unexperienced & ignorant woman to ATTEMPT to run for office. Doesn't matter that she has no substance, all that matters is she's a white woman who has gone through oh-so-much, right??? PLEASE!!!!


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Posted by Einstein
a resident of Mohr Elementary School
on Jun 9, 2009 at 10:10 am

Einstein is a registered user.

I strongly suspect that "What's is going on" and "Love Palin" are the same person by virtue of the same unfounded comments about Sarah Palin. Uneducated, unexperienced, ignorant, no substance are pretty subjective and opinionated comments. The only thing which can be proven and objective is that as you say she is a "white woman".

Let's discuss facts here related the GM and Chrysler going bankrupt. First let's discuss General Motors or Government Motors from this point forward. GM is going bankrupt and make no mistake about that. GM does not even employ 200,000 people but rather currently about 76,000. Of the plants they currently have they are going to shutdown about 18 plants of which 4 or 5 are major assembly operations and they will also shutdown thousands of dealerships. So make no mistake about it they will be laying off 10's of thousands of workers regardless. At the end of the day they will produce on the following nameplates, GM, Chevrolet, Cadillac, and Buick (within the next 12-18 months they will also divest themselves on Buick in North America and only keep the brand in China). Anyone with talent and can find a job are leaving GM and headed out of that industry and the US government will dictate the type of cars GM will make and that will pretty much finish them off as well as the poor quality you will see from this point forward. So the US taxpayers will invest 50.3 billion in a company worth less than 2 billion and at the end of the day they will go under anyway.

Now let's discuss Chrysler. Were you aware that Chrysler is privately held by a company by the name of Cerebus (sic)? The executive board of Cerebus is made up of former politicans among them is former Vice President Dan Quayle? At the end of the day we will invest about 10 billion US taxpayers dollars in the company so that Fiat can take it over for absolutely no money whatsoever? Fiat will gain the rights to the US dealership network of Chrysler. So basically the 10 billion will go to Fiat or Italy. Chrysler also has one Chairman Bob Nardelli and two Presidents Tom LaSorda (recently retired with big money) and Jim Press. Since Chrysler is privately held they do not have to disclose the salaries of Nardelli, LaSorda, and Press but each makes in the millions per year.

At the end of the day GM and Chrysler will be gone and with them our money.


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Posted by Love Palin
a resident of another community
on Jun 9, 2009 at 10:46 am

" strongly suspect that "What's is going on" and "Love Palin" are the same person ..."

Nope we're different people. Palin was a mistake. Bush was a mistake. Both parties are deeply corrupt at this point in history. They're helping out their friends and buying power and influence with our money. They don't stand for much of anything. I hate to sound cynical but that's the way I see it.


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Posted by Pete
a resident of Downtown
on Jun 9, 2009 at 11:09 am

Love Palin,

do you have any facts on anything or are you just in dislike of anything republican because that and Sarah Palin for some reason is all you focus on?


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Posted by HOPE
a resident of Bridle Creek
on Jun 9, 2009 at 11:42 am

How about getting BACK ON TOPIC? I posted that the plan is to hire 135,000 teachers this summer.

PUSD LOST about 126 teachers LAST WEEK and class sizes will increase next year.

How would this PLAN to hire 135,000 teachers affect PUSD? Will they recall the teachers, who most likely would already have job offer in TEXAS by then?

There is an interactive MAP that shows the numbers and demographics of this PLAN. Califonia is a major dominant recipient, and should be.


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Posted by John
a resident of Country Fair
on Jun 9, 2009 at 12:20 pm

I do not believe the 135,000 is tied to any concrete plan nor do I believe there actually is a plan. I believe that the states which are solvent and have money will hire as needs dictate and those with no money will lay off.


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Posted by Love Palin
a resident of another community
on Jun 9, 2009 at 12:31 pm

Yes, Palin supported TARP. That's a big deal for a Republican. When repeatedly asked why, she could never answer the question. Those are facts. The credit crisis and economic crisis was the most important issue of the election and she either wasn't briefed, or just didn't understand it. Biden was only marginally better on that issue in my opinion, but was better. That's my opinion.

I agree with what George Will said.

Web Link

"dislike of anything republican "

No. I liked Ronald Reagan and voted for him in 1984. I think he helped get the country turned around. The tax code in 1979 was heavily biased against high earners. Government regulation was too obtrusive, and was interfering with businesses. I voted for George Bush in 2000, and I regret that.


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Posted by Pete
a resident of Downtown
on Jun 9, 2009 at 1:47 pm

The Juffington Post! My god you are a big time left winger.


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Posted by Me Too
a resident of Canyon Creek
on Jun 9, 2009 at 2:40 pm

"OK, lets allow them to go under and have 100s of thousands of people lose their jobs."

(Ok, I know its off topic, but had to address)

Yes, we must allow companies that are run poorly to fail. Its the only right thing to do. Look at the comments by Einstein - at the end of the day we are throwing money away.

We need to make the tough choices in tough times and its when companies can not run themselves properly that something needs to happen. These companies make a product. Its cost $X to make the product. If the company makes less than $X on each product, it can not make up for with more volume.


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Posted by Love Palin
a resident of another community
on Jun 9, 2009 at 2:45 pm

Pete,

Name calling? Care to comment on the substance of George Will's column, or my post?


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Posted by Pete
a resident of Downtown
on Jun 9, 2009 at 4:42 pm

I read the article and actually agree with him that she is not qualified for different reasons. I do not understand how someone with 5 children and one them special needs can consider being vice president of the US. I also did not like her level of understanding. I believe her to be bright but not polished and terribly inexperienced. That said I also consider Obama to not be qualified for the job of vice president let alone president because he has even less executive experience than her and it is showing in a big way. We have not had a good president since Ronald Reagan and that was what 20 years ago? Hey Love P. what did you think of the GM Chrysler thing written above?


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Posted by Don't waste my time
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 9, 2009 at 4:46 pm

Love Palin, the link is not a column by George Will. It's an opinion piece and has no byline. It's also very poorly written. Thanks for inviting me to waste my time. I won't be opening any links you recommend in the future! ;)


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Posted by Whisper in my ear...
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 9, 2009 at 4:49 pm

But he speaks so well... he's so well spoken...But he speaks so well... he's so well spoken...But he speaks so well... he's so well spoken...But he speaks so well... he's so well spoken...But he speaks so well... he's so well spoken...But he speaks so well... he's so well spoken...But he speaks so well... he's so well spoken...But he speaks so well... he's so well spoken...But he speaks so well... he's so well spoken...But he speaks so well... he's so well spoken...But he speaks so well... he's so well spoken...But he speaks so well... he's so well spoken...But he speaks so well... he's so well spoken...But he speaks so well... he's so well spoken...But he speaks so well... he's so well spoken...


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Posted by Love Palin
a resident of another community
on Jun 9, 2009 at 10:10 pm

Pete,

I think he gets it mostly right, except the part about me being someone called "what's going on". I really think those companies should have been allowed to fail. TARP money was never meant for car companies (I don't think it should have been used for banks either).

@"Don't waste my time"

Sorry for wasting your time. I actually meant to post the following to. I konw you don't dare open it. It's from the Washington Post after all. And it is a column penned by George Will.

Web Link

Here's some text from it. And he even uses the word "monomaniacal".

"Some of the Republicans' afflictions are self-inflicted. Some conservatives who are gluttons for punishment are getting a head start on ensuring a 2012 drubbing by prescribing peculiar medication for a misdiagnosed illness. They are monomaniacal about media bias, which is real but rarely decisive, and unhinged by their anger about the loathing of Sarah Palin by similarly deranged liberals. These conservatives, confusing pugnacity with a political philosophy, are hot to anoint Palin, an emblem of rural and small-town sensibilities, as the party's presumptive 2012 nominee.

These conservatives preen as especially respectful of regular -- or as Palin says, "real" -- Americans, whose tribune Palin purports to be. But note the argument that the manipulation of Americans by "the mainstream media" explains the fact that the more Palin campaigned, the less Americans thought of her qualifications. This argument portrays Americans as a bovine herd -- or as inert clay in the hands of wily media, which only Palin's conservative celebrators can decipher and resist. "


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Posted by Love Palin
a resident of another community
on Jun 9, 2009 at 10:17 pm

I forgot to say that I think Timothy Geithner should resign, and not just because he cheated on his taxes. I can't tell if Obama is being naive, corrupt, or both in this case.