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Re: “My Fair Lady

just a tip for your readers. I could tell whoever wrote the Don Perata articles isn't very financially savvy. Obviously Sandra Polka knows something the rest of you at the East Bay Exrpress don't - parking your hard earned money into a house is NOT the best place to put money, in fact, in this current market, its a very BAD PLACE to put money. so the fact that Sandra Polka is carrying a mortgage is commendable. she's probably listening to Jim Publava over at netcastdaily.com. anyways, thanks East Bay Express, you certainly entertained me, if nothing else. good research job. no go out and dig up some dirt on some people who actually HAVE MONEY, not these piddly little small guys like Don Perata.

Posted by Anonymous on 05/31/2007 at 5:12 PM

Re: “My Fair Lady

i gotta admit - the East Bay Express did an exceptional research job on Don Perata - But Why? There's a story i would find fascinating. I think that should be your THIRD PART of this story. Make it a Triology and tell us exactly what your agenda is? Im a career politician, but in a completely different field, i know little about Don Perata, and don't need to, but if i learned anything from you Living Large article, Don Perata likes to "put his money where his mouth is" he loves to shop, and buy gifts and help people out. So I guess you answered your own question in Part 2 of "why would Don help out Sandra Polka?" with your careful analysis of Don the Benefactor in Part 1. What, there's nobody at the East Bay Express that likes to help out people in Need? The greatest joy in life is giving. I commend Don for helping this lady Sandra Polka get out of her difficult situation. For those of you non giving types out there, its often very rewarding to take some one on as a "pet project" and transform their lives. I am doing the same thing in my own busines and i couldn't be happier. the ultimate goal of power and wealth is to do good. Im very glad to see Don is spreading his wealth around, especially considering that the guy is only playing with a few million - which isn't really much money anymore. Hey East Bay Express, next time you do a story about how somebody recklessly spends Mone - why don't you pick somebody WHO ACTUALLY HAS MONEY... How about Oprah, or Donald, or Bill, or Sergey, somebody with a net worth of 10 figures or more, there's at least 18 billionaires living in the Bay Area. these people spill more money in Champaign on the floor in one year than Don Perata has probably ever made in his lifetime. Thanks for the entertaining articles.

Posted by Anonymous on 05/31/2007 at 5:04 PM

Re: “Living Large

The east bay express did a great job researching this article, but its all just "much ado about nothing." Firs of all, im a professional politician of a different sort so i know the "industry" very well, and let me tell you. A MILLION DOLLARS IS NOTHING. thats chump change -especially considering these expenditures are spread out over 10 years. I feel sorry for those of you that think thats a lot of money. I actually was surprised reading the article that Perata doesn't have more money at his disposal - i think ill be giving him a contribution at some point to help the poor guy out. SECOND THING. HE'S NOT SPENDING YOUR MONEY. He's spending rich peoples money! DUH - And what do rich people spend money on? Golf, Cigars, Hotels, Fine food and wine, Restaurants, Parties, Vacations, and so forth. and the third thiing, all of this is totally legal, READ THE TAX LAW, i feel sorry for those uneducated among you that think he's some sort of a criminal READ THE TAX LAW, in fact, one of the ways i make a healthy six figure income is teaching people in my political industry to AVOID TAXES and charge thier expenditures to the Campaigns they work on. The tax law actually provides some CRAZY LOOPHOLES that you didn't even mention Perata is taking advantage of. I think i need to give this guy a phone call.

Posted by Anonymous on 05/29/2007 at 5:27 PM

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