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Meanwhile, back at the ranch ...

Original post made by Tom Cushing, Danville, on Sep 19, 2012

Anything I could write about the current state of the Presidential campaign would feel like piling-on, and the major issue in the US Senate derby seems to be whether the Republican (10 points if you can name her, answers below) will out-duel the Libertarian (fifteen points) for 'Place' and 'Show.' The Proposition commercials are just now beginning their routinely deceptive runs, so this is a good time to review the guts of a few of the more prominent among them on the statewide ballot.

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Posted by A's Fan
a resident of Danville
on Sep 19, 2012 at 11:27 am

Your column is boring...Lets talk about the A's.


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Posted by Voter
a resident of San Ramon
on Sep 20, 2012 at 10:19 pm

Must union members will allow the political deductions from their paychecks (mainly because of intimidation), but there will be plenty of union money. I'm yes on 32 political paychecks, but no on 30...the new money will go to the general fund, so unions will get most, and maybe or not will trickle down to schools, and maybe down to students...but that's lot of maybes.

What I'm trying to figure out is the motive for the Obama Administration, Obama, Hillary, J. Carney, et al denying or trying to hide that the terrorists attacks in Libya, killing our Ambassador and 3 others, were PRE-planned 9-11 Anniversary terrorist attacks. Nobody believes they were because of an insensitive video. That just won't fly.
This is a huge denial or cover-up...but, why ??? Because it's inconvenient in the middle of a campaign??
On CNN tonight, a former agency offical, said 'it illustrates the administration has a LIMP mid-east policy.'.
I just don't get the denial of the obvious. There was nothing 'spontaneous' about it, as the Administration claimed. There was an assortment of military artillery! The President of Libya, CNN, and Sen. McCain all spoke of artillery within about 12 hours. Yet, a week later, Obama and Hillary are both
still saying it's because of a 15 min video...sorta like 'the devil made me do it" justification for murders.
Hope we learn the explaination before the election. It should come up in a debate. I hope they're not silenced.


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Posted by Roger
a resident of San Ramon
on Sep 22, 2012 at 7:55 pm

Maybe Voter would like the Administration to ERECT a new Mid-East policy?


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Posted by Tom Cushing
a resident of Alamo
on Sep 23, 2012 at 11:04 am

I'd like to inquire about the thrust of Voter's statements by requesting that he:

1 -- provide actual evidence that union payroll deductions are "mostly because of intimidation," and

2 -- tell us where that "plenty of union money" will come from, if not from the union's membership?


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Posted by Kenji K
a resident of Alamo
on Sep 25, 2012 at 10:04 pm

Blah, blah, blah. The broken record plays again.


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Posted by Ann
a resident of Danville
on Sep 27, 2012 at 1:57 pm

Roger - A "new" Mid-East policy? What is Obama's policy?? Duck and cover? The world would really like to know what our US policy is at this time; not just the United States citizens.


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Posted by Dave
a resident of Danville
on Sep 28, 2012 at 10:28 am

Well, Bush's mid-east policy was pretty clear, at least at first: empire-building. And look where that got us.


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Posted by Voter
a resident of San Ramon
on Oct 1, 2012 at 11:02 pm

Deductions will continue for the majority of union members (dems)...with their permission. If and when there are some who do not want to have money taken from their paychecks for politics....like maybe their children need it more than some issue or candidate, it could not be taken without their permission. (of course there would be peer pressure to play along for the cause).
YES on 32 would grant freedom for a worker to keep earnings. No on 32 means no change...keep steeling from worker's paychecks, against their will.


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Posted by Mike
a resident of Alamo
on Oct 1, 2012 at 11:49 pm

When I get the right to tell companies in which I own stock to pass through to me my share of the money they spend on political purposes, I'll vote yes on Prop 32.