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The election was disappointing for several reasons...

Original post made by Registered Joe, Another Pleasanton neighborhood, on Jun 5, 2014

1. Leland Yee is under indictment in federal corruption charges, yet he received 289,000 votes in Tuesday's election for CA Secretary of State. Now, he didn't receive enough votes to advance to the general election, but you have to wonder about those 289,000 souls that voted for him. Either they don't care about his alleged corrupt activities, or they're voting Democratic so blindly that they didn't notice.

2. Mary Hayashi, the convicted shoplifter, running for State Senate in District 10, received a respectable tally of 14,000 votes. She's not advancing to the general election either, but again, you have to wonder about those 14,000 people that voted for her.

3. Closer to home, and here on Thursday, the first day of the week that the Muni employees in San Fransisco aren't all calling in sick, Steve Glazer lost out to Tim Sbranti and Catharine Baker. Steve was our best shot at elevating public transit employees up to the same "essential service" status as police and firefighters by preventing strikes and forcing arbitration. Sbranti will never follow that path; perhaps Baker, a Republican, will.


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Jun 5, 2014 at 9:23 am

Mary & Leland are O V E R! give it a rest...

CORRECTION: ...under indictment for...

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Posted by Michael Austin
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Jun 5, 2014 at 9:43 am

Try telling Mary Hayashi it is over.
I guarantee she will be back in a vindictive manner.

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Posted by Who Knows? (But Joe Is Clueless)
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 5, 2014 at 9:44 am

High School Civics Lesson (because folks like ol' Joe seem to have been absent for those years):

Re. (1): Perhaps the Dems (but just as likely might have been Reps)
voted for Yee because they like the job he has done and believe a man is innocent until proven guilty. (I realize this concept is foreign to Joe and other lynch mob types.)

Re. (2): Perhaps the 14,000 who voted for her liked how she represented them on the issues. (This seems to have escaped ol' blind Joe.)

Re. (3): Glazer lost because most Americans support the right of workers to unionize and so were disinclined to vote for a wacko whose sole purpose in life seems to be waging vendettas against unions. Oh, there are some Neanderthals who share Glazer's characteristics, but they readily identify themselves -- e.g., by starting the likes of this thread.

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Posted by Daveg
a resident of Birdland
on Jun 5, 2014 at 10:13 am

Daveg is a registered user.

Registered Joe makes some really good points. One has to wonder about the voters IQ that actually voted for Leland Yee & Mary Hayashi. Also, hopefully the outcry regarding the BART fiasco remains foremost in the voting public view come election time. Steve Glazer was a strong voice in trying to limit the ability of the BART union to cripple the entire bay area economy. Unfortunately, due to expansive funding by various unions we are stuck with the likes of Tim Sbranti. Baker has also voiced her support for limiting the unions power and hopefully the voters will support her come election time.

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Posted by liberalism is a disease
a resident of Birdland
on Jun 5, 2014 at 11:11 am

liberalism is a disease is a registered user.

for Who Knows, here's your lesson in common sense:
1) name calling when trying to get your point across makes you look petty and vindictive.
2) representing yourself as a blind partisan follower tends to result in most thinking people ignoring your defense of the indefensible.
3) public displays of support for a convicted criminal and a soon to be convicted gun runner and hypocrite make you appear to be a very bad judge of character and certainly lacking in judgement regarding who should be representing the voting populace.

I, for one, can hardly wait for your support of the next union backed serial killer who happens to have a 'D' after their name.

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Posted by Right
a resident of Birdland
on Jun 5, 2014 at 12:42 pm

Your a real genius Who Knows. What part of "Guilty of Shoplifting" or "Under Indictment" don't you understand?

You union sock puppets will vote for any socialist snake in the grass out there if it helps you line your pockets.