Monday, February 21, 2005

Standing Up! — Bipartisan Support?

The proverbial "reliable sources" tell Lafayette Pro Fiber that both the local Democrats and the local Republicans will endorse the fiber to the home iniative during the early part of this week. One announcement is said to be slated for as early as this afternoon.

Durel's State of the City-Parish speech has knocked things loose. A little challenge turns out to be a very good thing.

Stay tuned.

7 comments:

Neal Breakfield said...

It's a little scary... thinking of government getting into an entrepreneurial role is something that we were all kind of taught in civics that government doesn't do. Government doesn't compete with the private sector.

- Joey Durel, Campaign 2003

John said...

Folks, this is typical of Neal and, I have to say, the folks at Fiber411. If you'll look at adjacent posts you'll see that Neal, instead of actually responding to any of the articles or commentary just repeats himself 18 times. There’s no communication attempted. It's a tantrum; the (im)moral equivalent of pissing on a neighbor's wall because he said something you didn't like.

It would be easier to develop some respect for these guys if they'd show some for themselves.

Likely what is frustrating Neal is the growing wave of formerly silent support made visible in response to Joey Durel's call to action. And likely LPF is a target because he doesn't like what I say about the boys in response to yesterday's tirade posted to our site. (See http://lafayetteprofiber.com/Blog/2005/02/standing-up-advertiser-endorses-fiber.html)

He can't answer real questions. He just continues to parrot whatever the last angry thing he or some handler feeds him.

I'll repeat what is obviously a futile plea: Start answering real questions. Quit mouthing nonsense.

I'm out of patience with these guys.

Neal Breakfield said...

People who can beat the message don't waste time trying to beat up the messenger.

WE have thick skin. You have no message.

The community's RIGHT to vote on this is not a luxury, it is a necessity. It is the law.

You want to break the law to ensure that you get your way.

You are entitled to your opinion, but if you try to break the law to infringe on OUR rights, WE can and will do something about it.

And no amount of insults will dissuade US from it.

GumboFilé said...

Bipartisan support is a euphemism for "both parties have their hands in the bag", such as when they give themselves raises.

Neal Breakfield said...

John:

You are absolutely right about one thing: I was rude and I apologize. No excuses. I apologize to you and all the other users for spamming your site.

It will not happen again... with one exception: I will post this where I spammed in hopes that it will clear the air.

I want what I think most of us want: a meaningful, informative and civil discussion where all sides can be heard.

John said...

Neal,

Thanks, that's a gracious and straightforward apology.

Accepted.

We all get wound a mite tighter than is good for us at times. Myself included.

John said...

Neal,

Thanks, that's a gracious and straightforward apology.

Accepted.

We all get wound a mite tighter than is good for us at times. Myself included.