O.K. I’ve Thought About It. New (modified) Rules and Why
This morning, I posted a notice that an anonymous poster known as 4crapkiller crossed a line here by threatening retaliation on assessment voters. Not acceptable. So I 86’ed her/him. Another anonymous poster [ Shark Inlet] had this to say: “I can completely respect your decision, but unless you had communicated your new rules to Crapkiller beforehand, it would seem that your banning her from participation would seem a violation of due process, something that typically you are very opposed to . . . I would encourage you to reconsider this choice of yours . . . especially because she could always choose another screen name and continue posting. ” [Gosh, Inlet, doing that would make 4crapkiller dishonest and sneaky as well as a line-crosser, wouldn’t it?]
Then Ron Crawford of www.sewerwatch.blogspot.com chimed in with, “What are we doing here? Doesn’t this all seem silly . . . because it as ALL due to just a handful of people that developed an embarrassing illegal downtown sewer plant, and they simply will not go away. . . . They were recalled, and the handful will not go away. . . . The vast majority of Los Osos residents really, really, really do not want an industrial sewer plant in the middle of their beautiful coastal town, and the handful will not go away. . . . Tri-W’s development permit expired, and the handful will not go away. . . . So we’re looking at what . . . under ten people – that are all responsible for developing Tri-W – that want a sewer plant in the middle of Los Osos so badly that they are willing to go through all of this? Saturating comments sections [of blogs] pushing legislation through, suing everyone in sight, demanding fines, dissolving things, launching “vicious” attacks (that ‘vicious’ word comes from Gail McPherson during a recent appearance on Congalton’s show, when Dave asked her why people were pressuring the Trib to write that fluffy “hit piece” on her a few weeks back, and McPherson said, ‘These people are vicious,’ I think that word is very appropriate when it comes to describing that handful of people) . . . it’s all so ridiculous. . . .” and so forth.
O.K. Points taken.
So here’s some “due process” for 4crapkiller. You crossed the line. Don’t do it again. If you or anyone else logs on to comment and threatens retaliation for the assessment vote in any way, shape or form, I’ll start using the little garbage can icon to start dumping all of your postings.
Ron’s right. This IS silly. But there is real fear in this community, fear that the appalling Waterboard will use the assessment ballots as punishment, fear that people like 4crapkiller will “sue,” or others will publicly “out their vote,” as some anonymous person using a phony name did to CSD member Julie Tacker in a letter to the editor regarding the original assessment vote a few years ago. (And the Tribune printed the letter???), fear that behind the scenes secret e-mailings are, once again, putting sticky fingers on the scales. Ron’s right: Vicious, indeed.
So, to everyone who wishes to participate in this blog. Mind your manners. Don’t cross that Threaten The Voters Line, If you do, Mother Calhoun will spank and start dumping your dishonest, “anonymous” postings.
There, Shark Inlet. Due process enough for you?