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Parcel tax debates on town forum are getting out of hand!

Original post made by For Civil Discourse on May 1, 2009

Please excuse me while I blow a gasket.

I have had it with the venom, innuendo, and name-calling on the town forum. Enough!

Attempts to provide information about the school budget and the parcel tax (from those both for and against) are almost entirely drowned out.

Instead, there's quibbling about which district gets more money, anger about why teachers don't have to take pay cuts, and veiled insults directed at anyone who doesn't agree. "Hate mail"? since when is a "letter to the community" hate mail? "Do it for the children?" since when is a person's vote a threat to children?

Way too much of what people write here would never be said out loud if you had to speak face-to-face.

Please -- read your comment out loud before you hit "SUBMIT". If it's not something you could say in conversation with a friend, EDIT!


Posted by Depends on who your friends are..., a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 1, 2009 at 2:30 pm

Just sayin'...

Posted by I agree 100%, a resident of Castlewood
on May 1, 2009 at 2:40 pm

Thank you for this post. Wonder if anyone will listen?

Posted by Jack, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 1, 2009 at 7:11 pm

Much of what you read HAS been said face to face and I think "you ain't heard nuthin' yet"

Posted by enlightened, a resident of another community
on May 1, 2009 at 7:48 pm

Thankyou so much Civil - i thought i was being ignored but now i know that i shouldn't have been clicking on Add a Comment all this time.
thanks again

Posted by Meanie, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 3, 2009 at 7:12 pm

You mean we can't hate you and call you evil?

I thought that was the whole point of an anomymous blog!