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by Mary, Another Pleasanton neighborhood,
on Mar 30, 2012
Last time I looked, we still lived in a free society. Advertisers should be able to sell what they want in a free society. Besides, the kids are too busy shooting heroin on the playground anyway. Thank our teachers union for that.
Our political system is so dysfunctional and screwed up it is probably better that we all drink away and forget about all the problems that will never be solved.More blimps please and maybe one that rains vodka.
I love my kids and I've tried so hard for 30 years, day in and day out, to raise them so they would contribute (rather than detract) from our neighborhood and society. How you guys can think it's OK to blast young kids with messages about vodka, that they already think is *way cool* is just beyond me.
Advertisers are only out for themselves. I am out for the kids in my community.
I just got my youngest child to the age of 21 without any under-age citations but, I can tell you, like soooo many other parents.... it was certainly a close call. I have seen sooooo much, learned soooo much...it is really hard for kids and parents to avoid the perils of under-age drinking. And Vodka is verrrrry popular for a number of reasons: it doesn't smell and, because it's clear, it can pass for water (watch those water bottles, Mom). It is the go-to drink for anyone under 21.
Having this blimp in the sky, over our town, is a VERY bad thing.
My kids would have loved it a few years ago. But it's NOT a good idea. My youngest, now 21, (an Amador '09 grad who was definitely *social* and gave me gray hairs) was surprisingly shocked when I told her about this blimp.
It's just fuel for the fire.
Pleasanton....You either fight for your kids, or you don't.
Or, the advertisers/corporations get the better of you. Good Luck younger parents. You'll need it.
If you all go online to the company's website, it clearly says on their "blimp tour" page that it is flying throughout the bay area and landing in Alameda, CA. I am sure their intention is not to encourage kids in Pleasanton to drink, I simply believe they are trying to advertise their product due to the fact that they are a new growing company.
I've done a good job with my kids to the point that I don't worry about them seeing a blimp advertising vodka. That blimp has less clout than all the friends who actually drink vodka.
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