Posted by Linda, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Oct 17, 2008 at 9:15 am
Two years ago (the last Congressional election), fathers waiting for children trick-or-treating at my home, made taunting remarks about the McNerney sign in my yard. The next night the sign was taken. This year, as I return home each day, I hold my breath wondering whether the Obama and McNerney signs will still be there when I arrive. Fortunately, so far they have been.
Being a Democrat is hardly a fringe position, yet I've often been made to feel that it is.
Danville Weekly, you might want to look in to the number of Democratic versus Republican signs which have been reported missing. It would be interesting to see what conclusions about mutual tolerance can we draw from the findings.
Posted by Tracy, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Oct 17, 2008 at 9:51 am
Bill shouldn't make conclusions about "camps" taking the signs. The missing signs are probably due to "kids" taking them as a prank or dare, than as a political overture by one side or the other. When I was a teen, I took Dukakis signs and put them in yards with Bush signs or put Dukakis stickers on Bush signs, due to my nature as a teen, though I didn't formally represent any side, as I couldn't vote yet. I don't support anyone removing any signs from a yard, but we should embrace the political passion folks have regarding the political process, at least folks are not apathetic. One must keep in mind, that when you wear or display your loyalities in public, you must weather the storm, whether it be positive or negative.
Posted by Member D, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Oct 17, 2008 at 10:34 am
Not sure if the demographics have changed since we moved here in 98 but when we went to vote that year my husband was told by the poll volunteers "Wow, a Democrat - don't see many of you around here". I'm joyous to see the Obama/Biden signs & bumper stickers around Danville!
Posted by Tom Cushing, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Oct 21, 2008 at 10:19 am
To the fatherless souls who steal Anti-Prop 8 signs in Danville:
Thank you -- your bigotry is an inspiration. You've provided me with a reminder that this really is a battle against small-mindedness, intolerance and exclusion. Please know that I will redouble my work against this discriminatory attack on our state constitution -- and if you steal more signs, I will redouble again.
Note that this is not vandalism -- the Only Signs Removed from public places are the "Vote No on Prop 8" signs. Completely targeted.
Apropos of the above: I'm going to get replacement materials -- and then some. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HAVE AN ANTI-PROP H8 LAWN SIGN, PLS EMAIL ME AT firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted by OC, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Oct 24, 2008 at 9:53 am
I don't know why there are so many Democrats in the Danville/Alamo area. As a recent transplant from Orange County, I am shocked to see so many Obama signs. Since this area seems to have residents who are successful and financially well off, very similiar to Orange County, I have to ask why would you want to vote for someone who is going to raise your taxes and then spend your hard earned money so frivously on social programs which don't encourage people to get off their butts and get up and work?