Originally Posted by tdogg
So Giancarlo if someone disagrees with you, they just don't know enough? That's how your posts come across to me. Perhaps not your intent, but my perception and my perception is my reality. Anyway, I didn't attack Arnold, however he has attacked me as a state employee. If you don't understand that, then perhaps you aren't that well informed regarding his moves to take away pay, benefits and pensions of hard working state employees. I now enough about the props to know that we are about to go BILLIONS in debt and I have no confidence that anything real will get done. If past practices continue, it will be barren at best. However, the majority of Californians agreed with you so they have spoken. Only provided my opinions which is no less valid than yours is to you.
Very well. I guess I came off as harsh. I spent countless hours promoting Arnold, and passing out flyers to re-elect him because HE HAS DONE GOOD FOR THIS STATE, and he has done far more then his predecessor when it comes to the LGBT community. He didn't attack you as a state employee. He attacked the bureaucracy as it is squeezing this state. Too much is being stacked in debt because of the bloated state bureaucracy. Yes, I am attacking the bureaucracy because like Arnold, I'm a bit of a libertarian.
I know plenty about the props to know that Props 1A-1E will be beneficial and will pay themselves off.
Giancarlo, You should be proud of the work you put into this, I'm sure you put a lot into it. Hopefully you haven't taken my opinion as a personal attack on your elected gov or on you, it's just my thoughts, opinion and experience. I agree that Arnold has changed a bit this year on a lot of stances. But I don't think he's altogether TOO friendly to LGBTs; however, like I said in my earlier post it could be a LOT worse in this state. I think we have it better than most, not perfect, but better. Baby steps I guess. The tax thing was great, but he has vetoed several bills that would have benefited us much. Let's see what he does in the next 4 years. Hopefully he won't change back to where he was last year. Time will tell.
I never took it as a personal attack as I highlighted with the bold statements. Arnold has done a lot, and he has done a lot for the LGBT community (he may have vetoed one, but he has done again more then the democratic party has done for this state). No one is perfect, but we certainly are doing quite fine here. I am proud to see that he has endorsed quite a few LGBT bills. He could not endorse every one because he needed the support of his base. He has passed more bills however, then he has vetoed.
What is objectionable, what is dangerous, about extremists is not that they are extreme, but that they are intolerant. The evil is not what they say about their cause, but what they say about their opponents. - Robert F. Kennedy