Posted by Arnold, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Nov 7, 2012 at 11:10 pm
Hey Hoops, Rush Limbaugh and Sarah Palin and probably Rover Norquist make a whole lot more money than you do. They are the makers, and they have a lot to lose as the 51% takers squeeze the rest of us dry. How can a thoughtful and rational person stay moderate when Obama raised the cigarette tax and tanning salon taxes over the past four years of his socialist rule? When Obama gives our money away to lazy bums who won't work in an economy where 8% are unemployed? When people can't find jobs because 8% are unemployed? Where our president acts like Santa Claus and gives my tax money to ghetto kids? The tide is rising, which it always does before the tsunami hits. I don't see where moderation comes into play at all. Really. I think you and your ilk are seriously deluded. I want my country back, Dude, and the liberal socialist Marxists can only talk about moving forward. It makes me want to puke.
Posted by Hoops, a resident of the Mohr Park neighborhood, on Nov 8, 2012 at 7:31 am
There is one little fact that the right wingers seem to ignore.They are always spouting off about the founding fathers and we should govern and live on what they envisioned.
Well the reality is that in the 1780's people actually did live off the land.There were not 300 plus million people living here.There were no computers,tv's,radios or any technology.Todays world to them would be alien or like living on a different planet.We also do not have slaves and women actually are equal citizens.
Just wanted to point out how maybe a world that can be destroyed with the push of a button is not something they had a clue about.
So maybe it is time to join the 21st century and learn what compromise and common sense mean.
Posted by will do , a resident of the Amador Estates neighborhood, on Nov 8, 2012 at 7:35 am
you and your other obamabot sociaists ... including the PW , Gov. Jerry and others have won a major battle. you reap what you sow.
i am not extremely wealthy but have a net worth of just under 4 million. i pay more than my fair share. while i love many things about calif, i have decided to leave.
i am also one you have encouraged to leave. i am guilty of loving the u.s. constitution, free-enterprise, a strong national defense, freedom, a strong family unit and other conservative values. if you had me as your next door neighbor, i'd be the one to guard your property when you were away, to care for your family during emergencies, and to help make life more enjoyable and less stressful as friends can do.
with more of us who have been 'pulling the cart' leave, good luck on finding enough people with the strength to pull the ever-expanding heavy load in calif.
Posted by hoops, a resident of the Mohr Park neighborhood, on Nov 8, 2012 at 8:52 am
Will do....Your post is the problem.You hold yourself up like you are a hero for doing exactly what you should be doing.Your problem is that you are too blind to your own greed and unwillingness to pay a little more in taxes which you can easily afford to help fix all the problems that need fixing.When you eliminate all the bs and get down to it,you do not want to pay any more taxes.What would your tax rate be if this was 1950?I think you can afford to go back to the tax you paid when Clinton was in office.
I am a middle class,small business owner and I do not want to pay more taxes either,but I see and understand the alternative.
Everyone needs to sacrifice some,including people on ridiculous pensions.Everyone gives a little more and stays on top of the people spending it and we can be a much better society.
Take a step back and look at our country from another perspective like you are an observer from another planet or whatever and we look like petulant children.
If everyone is willing to make a sacrifice and use common sense,all of our financial problems could be solved EASILY.
Posted by will do, a resident of the Amador Estates neighborhood, on Nov 8, 2012 at 9:03 am
tell me the name of your business and i woll gladly show up to continue this discussion. during this discussion i will tell you how generous i have been with my time and money. you have no effing idea how incredibly generous i am and i resent your assumption that i am somehow greedy. i have been a generous employer, employee and community volunteer. kma.
Posted by liberalism is a disease, a resident of the Birdland neighborhood, on Nov 8, 2012 at 9:20 am liberalism is a disease is a member (registered user) of PleasantonWeekly.com
Hoops, you whingly accuse 'will do' of holding himself up as a hero for watching out for his neighbors, but at the same time you demand kudos for paying more in taxes. You leftist hypocrites are all the same. You're so great at telling other people what to do becasue you think you know what's best for everyone and you're insistent that everyone follow your lead.....like lemmings off the cliff.
Grow up and stop admiring yourself in the mirror. You're note the messiah you think you are, but your narcisism reminds us of community organizer occupying the white house.
Posted by Sam, a resident of the Oak Hill neighborhood, on Nov 8, 2012 at 9:45 am
Well, "liberalism", the "community organizer" won fair and square. You can either get with the times, or you can remain a relic who is out of touch with what's happening in this country. I know which path you'll choose.
Posted by Arnold, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Nov 8, 2012 at 9:54 am
Who do you think you are, Hoops? Do you make more money than Glenn Beck or Sarah Palin? Then what gives you the right to talk like you do. In addition to being the intellectual wing of the Republican Party, they are also shrewd business people who have proven time and time again that they are far more successful than the likes of yourself.
@will do. I know where you're coming from, brother. I'd leave California too but my wife wants to stay. It's time to pack up and go to one of the idillic red states, like Alabama or Nebraska. Not as many illegals there gumming up the grocery lines with their welfare checks and food stamps. And where some types of people know their proper place if you know what I mean.
Most important, places like Nebraska or Idaho aren't going to be innundated by the rising tides of debt that are harbingers of the tsunami of bankruptcy that threatens all of us, and especially our grandchildren and great grandchildren. Because once a govt involves itself in negative spending, the only possible endpoint is a mountainous flood of red ink. Read your economics like I have. You'll see. Au Revoir @willdo. All the takers in this state are going to miss you. And, above all, hang on to your dough and don't let the idea of impoverished kids guilt trip you into paying a higher tax rate. Your economic freedom is far more important than food for kids. You're my hero....
Posted by liberalism is a disease, a resident of the Birdland neighborhood, on Nov 8, 2012 at 3:00 pm liberalism is a disease is a member (registered user) of PleasantonWeekly.com
Sam, I'm taking your advice and 'getting with the times.'
I'm changing my name to Pedro, enrolling my non-resident offspring in school for free, signing up for food stamps, going on welfare and using the money to buy a new Toyota Pious, I'm starting a pot home growing operation and will be sampling heavily from my harvest. When the Feds come to bust me since pot is still illegal on a federal level) if John Burris can't get me out of jail, I'll enjoy my stay and maybe get a free sex change operation while I'm locked up.
When I get out, I'll start shoplifting, but claim i didn't know i was doing it because I was on my cell phone. Then for my third strike (oh wait, i can commit as many crimes as i want now without fear of being labelled a career criminal), I'll drop by and take your possessions from your house. You won't mind because I'm less fortunate than you and we need to all learn to redistribute. Thanks in advance for helping me see the light and join the unwashed masses of the left that have infected our state.
Posted by Veronica Butler, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Nov 8, 2012 at 3:45 pm
Racism by any other name, it's still racism. You're not funny, and you're not cute. Racism is a sickness, and lib-is-a-disease is a real sick puppy. Full of hatred, fear, and self loathing. Pity the fool. Your candidate lost. Your vision of America is passe', rightly flushed down the toilet of historical shame. Read a book or get therapy, but filling up these sites with your sickness seems to only fuel your sickness. Please, get some help.
Posted by hoops, a resident of the Mohr Park neighborhood, on Nov 8, 2012 at 4:07 pm
it is interesting to look at the audience when Romney was speaking and when Obama was speaking.One is 99 pct white and one looks like the real world.
I am a middle aged white guy and what I see is the anger and fear of older white guys who cannot handle that the world is changing.
Will do... I apologize for you greedy and you may be the most generous person in the world in your private life,but I am talking political life and supporting policies that are not generous to the country and what it needs done.
The other issue here is no matter how they much they deny it,if Obama was white and named David Smith with the identical policies he has put forth,you would not have the absolute contempt and hatred that we have all seen the last 4 years.Obama won,again.Deal with it.All the juvenile idiotic bs about him being a socialist is such utter nonsense with zero basis in fact that you should feel embarrased for even saying it again and again and again.Let go of the fear and use some common sense,you will feel better.
Posted by Beth, a resident of the Mohr Park neighborhood, on Nov 8, 2012 at 4:29 pm
"If Obama was white and named David Smith with the identical policies he has put forth,you would not have the absolute contempt and hatred that we have all seen the last 4 year."
I don't think so - the hatred and contempt I see on here for Obama is as bad as that which was posted on PW forums while Bush was in office. Our country has become too divided and too full of hatred for other political beliefs, regardless of being conservative or liberal. It isn't the liberal or conservative policies that will destroy America, it is the hatred and unwillingness to compromise and work together to solve problems.
Posted by Huh, a resident of the Downtown neighborhood, on Nov 8, 2012 at 5:07 pm
Hoops, your original post is filled with insults and anger...accusing others of doing the same. You won friend, why don't you relax and stop trying to trample on the first ammendment rights of others who don't share your views?
Posted by Be Positive, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Nov 8, 2012 at 7:36 pm
Im really baffled by comment from Lib is a dis and those from Will do who says- "i am not extremely wealthy but have a net worth of just under 4 million." Are you being serious with your statements? I wonder if you see how these kinds of a statements can be taken as out of touch? I wonder why those in your position think we all want to be the same? Maybe you can't imagine that many of us are happy with our lives, not basing our happiness on our net worth.
Im wondering what makes your hard work and contributions to our community better than mine, because my net worth is less than yours? My wealth comes from what I give back to this community in the career I chose. One that I chose on purpose knowing full well that my net worth will never be even close to a million dollars.
If we are only listening to and believing Bill O'Riley, that 50% of the US just wants things, then maybe it is time to look inward and realize that the hate, accusations, and assumptions are blinding you from the possibility that many of us, regardless of political party, are living in a completely different reality- one that has never been based on net worth in terms of money.
I dont care if you can't imagine that to be true- based on the stereotypes I have read here, Im just grateful my reality isnt based on hate and contempt over false dichotomies. This is when net worth is not really worth it.
Posted by hoops, a resident of the Mohr Park neighborhood, on Nov 9, 2012 at 5:27 pm
It is so convenient to hide behind your so called first amendment rights.
Obama's path is for the good and success of everyone.Yours is for yourself.You can rationalize it anyway you want,but when you are against doing a little more to help get money needed for schools,rebuilding our infrastructure,etc.,you have made your choice.
I always get a kick out of successful people who have earned a lot of money but forget who bought their goods or paid for their services or what made it possible for them to be successful.Yes you are smart and you worked your butt off but whether you like it or not the gov't built the roads,our education system,the research that created the internet and on and on.
Nobody is a success on their own.Not you.Not me.That is why we all need to give a little more in this time of economic turmoil which was brought on by lack of financial regulation,unecessary unpaid for wars and tax cuts.
Yes you do have your first amendment rights,as do I.I have the right to walk down the street and pass by a mother and a starving infant and just keep on going.That does not make it right.