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And the winner in the California recall is? None of the above

Original post made on Sep 23, 2021

While Larry Elder clearly led all replacement candidates in the California recall election, he finished far behind none of the above. Millions left that question blank -- exactly what Gov. Gavin Newsom and Democrats wanted.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, September 19, 2021, 3:23 PM

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Posted by jmb&cjp
a resident of Mission Park
on Sep 23, 2021 at 3:09 pm

jmb&cjp is a registered user.

Why is your coverage of Gov. Gavin Newsom landslide victory in the September recall election all about the right-wing radio commentator and other second-rate GOP pols who fared so poorly in the race? Larry Elder, whose name somehow appears in your story's headline, and the election results were definitely not "none of the above."

The real news was an affirmation of Newsom's leadership, especially concerning his handling of the economy, which remained health despite the pandemic. He supported the state's new gig making it harder for companies to short change their workers by classifying them as independent contractors.

He stood solidly on the side of science and public health experts on mandated mask use, social distancing and his potent vaccination campaign. HIs actions assured that health care workers and their patients would have access to masks, shields and ventilators.

He enacted rent control and a eviction moratorium to save thousands of Californians from homelessness. He expanded early childhood education and free school meals for all.

He defended environmental rules against the Trump administration, including bans on fracking and the use of neurotoxin chlorpyrifos pesticide on farmers' fields. He set deadlines for ending oil extraction and the sale of gas-powered cars.

And he has established reasonable limits on the use of force to make it more difficult for police to justify killing civilians.

You may not like everything the Gov. Newsom has done, and he has made mistakes and unfortunately policy decisions. But, he 62 percent of the voters who said "no" to his recall shouted out loudly and clearly that they believe he has served the state well in his 2-1/2 years as governor.

I'm sorry The Pleasanton Weekly missed that point.

Jim Brice, Pleasanton


Posted by Michael Austin
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Sep 23, 2021 at 3:29 pm

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The Pleasanton Weekly and it's staff did not write this article.


Posted by MichaelB
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Sep 23, 2021 at 4:46 pm

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"He defended environmental rules against the Trump administration, including bans on fracking and the use of neurotoxin chlorpyrifos pesticide on farmers' fields. He set deadlines for ending oil extraction and the sale of gas-powered cars."


Some people have a strange idea of what "leadership" is, how the average person in this state has to live/work, don't understand the costs associated with new regulations, or will apparently vote for anyone with a "D" after their name regardless of results.

California does not generate enough electricity because of mandatory renewable requirements and the electric car mandates Newsom wants will just make the problem much worse. Add to that cities/localities wanting to get rid of natural gas in new homes/existing buildings to require electric only. I guess gasoline prices just are not high enough yet - so we need to further restrict domestic oil production too. Guess who gets hurt most by higher gas prices? The working/middle class (the ones without electric cars). The same group that Democrats claim to "care about" or "want to help".

When we don't have enough energy for lighting/cooling/heating/driving/etc., expect the so called "progressives" to lecture everyone else that they just need "do without" and/or "use less" because it's "for the planet". It would have nothing to do with their authoritarian and shortsighted "save the world" policies that make no economic sense.


Posted by KG
a resident of California Reflections
on Sep 25, 2021 at 12:37 pm

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MichaelB,

Leadership is setting a vision of going off awful fossil fuels by 2030 and then providing funding and programs to help us get there or get close. Lack of leadership is to continue as is, subsidizing fossil fuel companies, watching the world get destroyed by global warming. That is what you and Republicans want.

The Bay Area clean energy industry alone has created thousands of jobs, Tesla, Lucid, QuantunScape, ….. dozens of clean energy companies creating thousands of jobs.


Posted by Michael Austin
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Sep 25, 2021 at 3:28 pm

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Newsom won this recall. The majority of voters in California is democrats. The national democratic party rules California.

The give-A-ways will continue in earnest.

Immediately following this election, with the Biden administration in power. Jerry Gidner Director, Bureau of Trust Administration for Indian Reservation Land Owners sent letters to the Indian Reservation Land Owners with detailed instructions on how to apply for child tax credits.

The vast majority of Reservation Land Owners do not qualify for child tax credits. The "children" are mostly grown adults. the letter is an attempt to encourage false claims.

The democratic socialists are stumbling all each other to give away tax payer dollars.


Posted by MichaelB
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Sep 25, 2021 at 4:05 pm

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"Leadership is setting a vision of going off awful fossil fuels by 2030 and then providing funding and programs to help us get there or get close. Lack of leadership is to continue as is, subsidizing fossil fuel companies, watching the world get destroyed by global warming. That is what you and Republicans want."


The world is not going to "get destroyed", fossil fuels drive growth/prosperity/employment in this nation, other nations will not cripple their own economies to "save the planet", and there is nothing "visionary" about Newsom lecturing residents not to run air conditioners/appliances in the afternoons on summer days. Some people still can't figure out (and never will) that when the sun is not shining/wind is not blowing, there is NO clean energy being produced.