Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Put Up Ya Dukes!

A bit of a brouhaha going on in the comment section of one of Wordbones's posts. My opinion is that Mr. Howard is being attacked unfairly for his voluntary role in a development dispute. The Redevelopment opponents are, rightly, annoyed at being constantly referred to as "nuts" and "yahoos," and appear to be taking it out on a convenient target. It is amazing how virulent this discussion has become. An interesting observation that is secondary to the heart of that discussion is whether the so-called "nuts" are outliers, or whether the promoters "doth protest too much" as far as this opposition is concerned. As I've noted before, I don't get why proponents of a 30 year plan would find the need to ridicule the referendum effort if they are sure that most people agree with them and are enthusiastic about the project. The only thing I can think of is that they think these opponents can mobilize better than they can, and therefore have a non-representative body of voters shoot this plan down.

All I do know is that Civility appears to be the goal, unless you fail to agree.


  1. HCR,

    This isn't just about Town Center.


  2. WB,
    I'm not sure what you mean, but, man, I am tired of all the name calling. I just don't get it. I know people are angry, but they spend so much time calling each other names that they never get down to the substance. I still don't think either "side" knows where the other one stands.


  3. HCR: EXACTLY!! and on the response, EXACTLY!!