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Opinion - January 15, 2021

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Posted by Longtime Ptown Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Jan 15, 2021 at 2:20 pm

Longtime Ptown Parent is a registered user.

Anyone who thinks Testa represents a majority of Ptown voters needs a Math lesson


Posted by James Michael
a resident of Val Vista
on Jan 15, 2021 at 2:41 pm

James Michael is a registered user.

I guess Tim Hunt should be "cancelled" because you don't agree with his views? Isn't that what Big Tech and Corporate Media is doing now?


Posted by James Michael
a resident of Val Vista
on Jan 15, 2021 at 2:55 pm

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@Marla Kirby...Did Swalwell speak about any ongoing security concerns about Chinese spies?


Posted by MichaelB
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Jan 15, 2021 at 4:00 pm

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"...while the congressman's own policy priority is to end gun violence to keep kids safe in their schools."


"Gun violence" is a political term and the mandatory gun "buyback" program (for law abiding people) that Swalwell wants isn't going to stop crime or keep kids safe in their schools. It's (monkey) business as usual from so called "progressives" - ignore the 2nd Amendment, impose more gun restrictions for the law abiding, and make more excuses for those who abuse them. With reasoning like this, it's just a question of time before private gun ownership will be regulated out of existence despite claims made to the contrary for so called "gun safety".


Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Jan 15, 2021 at 4:17 pm

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PP, Testa represents more people than you may believe, and the council has flipped, for the most part, to those who are not beholding to the Chamber. We shall see how it goes.


Posted by MichaelB
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Jan 15, 2021 at 4:20 pm

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"The conservative PW has consistently endorsed pro-growth and conservative-backed candidates, as in November 2020. The voters want better representation and real change."


Not really. The PW recently endorsed all of the Democrats (none of whom are "conservative") running for state office. It would be nice to have better representation and real change from the current one party rule in the state.


Posted by factchecker
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 16, 2021 at 8:38 am

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Kathleen, recall that two Joes ran and split the vote. That's the only reason Testa got elected. Their combined vote total was thousands MORE than Testa received. I don't believe Testa received the most votes yet she professes to have received a mandate. How do you have a mandate when you did not receive the most votes? Represent a majority of Pleasanton residents?


Posted by raven
a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Jan 17, 2021 at 4:42 pm

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MsTesta, always has had delusions of grandeur, so not surprising she claims something that doesn’t belong to her. Some things don’t change, since her days of trying to rule the PUSD like her own personal shopping channel. Too bad those her voted for her did look into her past.


Posted by raven
a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Jan 17, 2021 at 8:57 pm

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How about we stop talking jumping to the “cancel culture” every time. No one has said that Mr Tim the Talk can’t talk. She apparently finds his lean, annoying. That’s her right to have an opinion sir. ????‍♀️


Posted by C. Sherrif
a resident of Birdland
on Jan 19, 2021 at 5:37 pm

C. Sherrif is a registered user.

Dear Editor, Please continue to honor and respect free speech and avoid the 'cancel culture' remarks from persons i.e. George Reid and Emelie Rogers who pretend to represent majority readership (and do not) and wrote disparaging remarks about the PW and a valued contributor Mr. Tim Hunt. I cheer Mr Hunt for writing and contributing his observations and beliefs. Contrary remarks such as made by George Reid who called for Tim's column to be retired (as George is) and for the PW to retire Mr. Hunt with threatening language related to Mr Reid's 'monthly contributions' - and Ms. Rogers description as 'hate-filled rhetoric or fear-mongering' and her threat(?) to stop reading the PW - represents (ridiculous) threats to Mr Hunt's job, the PW revenue & circulation, and our community - as we uphold the PW to act responsibility by operating a free speech platform. So thank you PW and thank God there are writers such as Mr Hunt who have the courage to express opinions - even when contrary to some normative. That is I believe the whole point of the PW - to provide a free speech forum for our community. Without these writers and these valued columns and this forum the PW might be reduced to a listing for Real Estate and business ads...and we already have plenty of those.
--C. Sherrif


Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Jan 19, 2021 at 9:31 pm

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So mandating female and poc board members on publicly traded companies in ca for the sake of diversity and inclusion is supported by the same group calling to cancel an opinion article by the press that doesn’t agree with every reader’s sentiment?

Seriously....,how? My head hurts.


Posted by MichaelB
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Jan 20, 2021 at 4:58 am

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"So mandating female and poc board members on publicly traded companies in ca for the sake of diversity and inclusion is supported by the same group calling to cancel an opinion article by the press that doesn’t agree with every reader’s sentiment? Seriously....,how?"


More political power and government control. So called progressives think they "know better", they do not tolerate dissent, and their idea of "unity" is submission to what they want.


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