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October 20, 2007

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Well, I didn't have a lot of time to write, as I'm out of town in... 1 1/2 hours. But I did write in to both the author and the paper. Weak as it is, here is the email:

To whom it may concern,

I read the draft editorial opposing measure 49, and can't find any solid footing for your arguments. Arguing that the measure is wordy is like arguing that water is wet -- every measure is wordy, and specialist lawyers are needed to understand all of them. Your proposed options include a task force, which has just been de-funded correct? In the meanwhile, irreversible developments will go in, and that will be that.

I agree with one of the comments on the blog in that 49 is an emergency measure in an emergency situation. Waiting years, possibly dozens of years, for the legislature to do something is an extremely bad position. Once the land is gone, it's gone.

Reconsider your position please, and if you insist on maintaining it, rewrite the editorial so it has some meat and some viable options. Be specific please -- this stuff is much too important to leave vague.

Yours,

Bp

Brian, you are the most self-absorbed whiner I have ever read on the internet...and that covers a LOT of folks. I just love your all-or-nothing, with-us-or-against-us, Procrustean land-use mantra. You have your little slice of paridise, but damned be he who wants his too. Heaven forbid the Statesman Journal publish something that doesn't fit exactly into your rigid little cot. The Statesman is a piece of crap, but you'd be the first one lined up to kiss its ass if you agreed with it.

FedUp, thank you for the honor. Where do I pick up my "Most Self Absobed Whiner on the Internet" prize? Does it come with cash, like a Nobel?

You'll surely want to read my follow-up whine:
http://hinessight.blogs.com/hinessight/2007/10/statesman-journ.html

That should cement my qualifications as the prize winner.

Gotta love when someone opposing your position attacks you personally because they don't have any facts with which to make a real argument.

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